January 09, 2007

Are today's youth choosing God but not the Church?

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, 6 to 7 pm
Hosted by Eddie DOG (Disciple of God)
Guest: Patricia Hendricks, author of
"Hungry Souls, Holy Companions: Mentoring a New Generation of Christians"

Studies show that kids generally want to live spiritual lives and have a relationship with God. The problem is that some traditional outlets are no longer drawing them in.

Author Patricia Hendricks, through years of exhaustive research and interviews, was surprised at the hunger so many young people have for spiritual growth. She learned that these people weren't too young to grasp spiritual depth, and she also found that in every denomination, those involved in the religious formation of youth are always seeking better ways to make Christian faith part of the lives of the new generation.

The Question is: "Are today's youth choosing God but not the Church?"

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Check out this related article in Parishworld.net:
"What is more important, to believe in God or to believe in the Church?"

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  1. Myopic E-coli in Atlanta, Georgia5:36 PM

    I'm 19 and I confirmed last year. I believe in Jesus but lately Church and Mass have not been connecting with me. I'm sure I'm not alone. I do not see my other friends when I go to Mass.

  2. Jonah Merck5:38 PM

    It is a phase many young adults go through as they find their own place in the sun. I found my way back to the Church eventually - I'm 29 now - but it was seeing my parents practice the faith religiously that kept me from straying too far. That brought me back eventually.

  3. Anonymous5:40 PM

    I think parishes need to do stuff to make church participation more interesting for teens like myself. I like Life Teen but our parish program could be much better.