Church Drop-outs: Why They Leave the Church, Part 4

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 0 Comments

How can we keep young people in the church? Seems to me this is not precisely the right question. The better question is how we can help young people love God and grow into their “true selves.” A happy by-product will be their faithfulness to the church. Here’s a start: Teach kids to engage in productive faith.In his two books Culture …

Church Drop-outs: Why They Leave the Church, Part 2

Rick Mattson Church, Uncategorized 6 Comments

Imagine a 16-year old named Caleb who grew up in the church but within a couple of years will leave, perhaps permanently. Caleb is fascinated by the world of cars, racing and engines, and wants to go into auto mechanics. At church Caleb experiences worship, community, Bible teaching. All good things. He learns about morality, God’s love, salvation, prayer. He’s …