We’ve all read the scary statistics of teenagers who evacuate their Christian faith after they graduate from high school. I’ve read statistics as high as 85 percent and some as low as 50 percent. But regardless of the actual number, all of us can agree that any is too many! We want as many of our teenagers’ faith as possible to not just survive but thrive long after they leave high school!
So what can we do to help teens keep the faith after they graduate? Here are four practical ideas that may help you:
1. Pray, pray and pray some more!
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ — to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:9-11NIV).
When Paul planted a church he consistently supported it in prayer. In the same way we must support our teenagers in relentless prayer. We must pray for them…Continue Reading