Are We Losing the Young Church
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Are We Losing the Young Church Youth Ministry in Ireland from the Second Vatican by Gerard Gallagher

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Published by Columba Press .
Written in English


  • Christian ministry & pastoral activity,
  • Ministries,
  • Youth Ministry,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Christian Life,
  • Christian Life - Social Issues,
  • Christian Education - Children & Youth,
  • Institutions & Organizations,
  • Catholic Church,
  • Church work with youth,
  • Ireland

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12003374M
ISBN 101856074994
ISBN 109781856074995

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This book is a follow up book after the Book Un-Christian. There the focus is concentrated on why young people are leaving the Church in large numbers never to return again. You Lost Me comes closer to the heart and reason as to why these young people are leaving the church/5().   Buy Are We Losing the Young Church?: Youth Ministry in Ireland from Second Vatican Council by Gallagher, Gerard (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Gerard Gallagher. Close to 60 percent of young people who went to church as teens drop out after high school. Now the bestselling author of unChristian trains his researcher's eye on these young believers. Where Kinnaman's first book unChristian showed the world what outsiders aged think of Christianity, You Lost Me shows why younger Christians aged are leaving the church and rethinking their faith/5(). On p. 42, we feature a top Finnish biochemist and world-renowned enzyme expert. We also have a clear presentation of the Gospel in every issue (p. 20). For the demolition, we show that natural selection is not evolution—it’s a culling force, not a creative one, as shown by bighorn sheep (p. 12). The idea of ‘junk’ DNA is junked on p.

  For all the talk of “our greatest resource,” “our treasure,” and the multi-million dollar Dave and Buster’s/Starbucks knockoffs we build and fill with black walls and wailing rock bands the church has failed them. Miserably. The Top 10 Reasons We’re Losing Our Youth and they’re leaving church: The church is “relevant.”.   Book Findings: Nearly 25% of the to year-olds interviewed said “Christians demonize everything outside of the church” most of the time. 22% also said the church ignores real-world problems and 18% said that their church was too concerned about the negative impact of movies, music and video games. 33% of survey participants felt that.   God works across generations. God’s glory goes forth when his message and mission is passed on from one generation to the next, and that is why we cannot afford to lose a generation of young people. Losing the millennial generation robs God of his glory. Millennials benefit from having the presence and wisdom of elders. We lose our youth in part because we kick them out. My child was banned from Sunday School for asking too many questions. I know so many kids that have been rejected by their churches for being gay. I know churches that tell you you can't participate unless you believe in six-day creationism.

  Oddly enough, many churches may be losing young people because their ministries are focused exclusively on keeping them in church, Stringfellow said. “We gather them together in the little holy holes, keeping them safe, and Satan’s snatching them away just as fast as he can,” he said. We couldn't have started our faith journeys more differently, but we ended up on very similiar land. The last 50 pages of my copy is full of dog-ears. Here's one of my favorite passages: "What if people wer It wasn't the book I wanted it to be, but I loved it even more for telling its own story, instead of the one I had in my head as I began/5(). Is the Church Losing the Next Generation? More than half of all Christian teens and twentysomethings leave active involvement in church. Based on research conducted by the Barna Group, You Lost Me exposes ways the Christian community has failed to equip young adults to live "in but not of" the world—to follow Christ in the midst of profound cultural change.   I agree with Jim, we lose these young people when they get too old to be in these youth services, and they have to join the “dead” services going on in the sanctuary where the adults haven’t been passionate about the presence of God in years anyway (so in reality we’ve lost the older generation as well as the young).