The middle stat by George Barna is something I understand, but it raises questions.
Is the church not doing it’s job?
Is youth ministry ineffective? (gulp!)
As Christians are we o.k with declaring college as a hedonistic exploration?
I personally have been on a mini crusade to rethink the way we challenge young people in the church. We must be relevant, but grounded in truth. We must as a body of Christ stop tip toeing around the tough questions that young people are wrestling with. We should be ready to talk about the environment, sex, war, politics as well as sports, music, history and science.
From your perspective, why do so many college students leave the faith during college years? Where do you believe the church has messed up with children and adolescents? What could college/university ministries or local churches do for college students?