Jon Nielson: 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don’t Leave the Church

Jon Nielson has written an article for churchleaders.com outlining three common traits shared by youth who keep their faith.

Here’s a summary:

1. They are converted.

We need to stop talking about “good kids.” We need to stop being pleased with attendance at youth group and fun retreats. We need to start getting on our knees and praying that the Holy Spirit will do miraculous saving work in the hearts of our students as the Word of God speaks to them.

It is converted students who go on to love Jesus and serve the church.

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Psychologist Urges Young People, ‘Don’t Waste Your Twenties’

.“… Claiming your twenties is one of the simplest, yet most transformative things you can do for work, for love, for your happiness – maybe even for the world. This is not my opinion – these are the facts. We know that 80% of life’s most defining moments take place by age 35. That means that eight out of ten of the decisions and the experiences and ‘a-ha’ moments that make your life what it is will have happened by your mid-thirties.”

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