Young People are Leaving the Church… Is Apologetics the Answer?
by Jeremy Linn
Over the past few months, I’ve been promoting an Apologetics conference which will equip young people to understand and defend the Christian worldview.
As I’ve talked to local church leaders about the conference, questions have come up about its effectiveness. Do young people really need to attend an Apologetics conference at this stage in their lives? Will Apologetics actually help them stay grounded in their faith as they enter into college?
In order to determine if there is a need for young people to be trained in Apologetics, three questions related to young people leaving the church need to be addressed. Before getting to these questions, I should clarify that leaving the church is not a sure-fire indicator of someone leaving Christianity, but consistent church attendance is an indicator of a growing Christian.
With that said, let’s start going down the list…