Why do we go to Church?

Guest Blog by Cultural Rebel, Connie Smith Jakab   On the way to church last week, my five year old asked me, “Mommy, why do we go to church?” Good question. I honestly had a hard time answering. For me, its just something I’ve always done since I was three. Below are a series of […]

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Did Youth Ministry Kill the Church?

Before I start into this I better say, ‘I know nothing can kill the Church.’  However, we certainly can do some things which make it harder for local faith communities to exist long term. Recently, I have been doing seminars about helping churches transition their young adults into the regular church body.  The common belief, […]

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Questioning the Numbers

Some people love stats and some simply hate them.  When it comes to all the statistics on the retention of youth and young adults in our churches, I certainly have a love / hate relationship.  It seems everywhere I go people want to know the numbers.  Some want to be shocked.  Sometimes it is necessary […]

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Fathers

‘There are a lot of people around who can’t wait to tell you what you’ve done wrong, but there aren’t many fathers willing to take the time and effort to help you grow up.’  1 Cor 4:15 This is a time of year when we celebrate fathers and all that they mean to us. I […]

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What Do We Do Now?

I still remember the first time I heard the statistics on the number of youth and young adults leaving the church. I was a bit dumbstruck, confused, upset, and of course thought I had all the answers as to why this was happening. Over the years I have heard many people speak about it, read […]

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