01 Feb We Must Reach Kids
In his book A New Kind of Leader, Youth Ministry expert Reggie Joiner writes:
The age of the average church member increases by seven years every decade and in the next ten years, the average age of members in many mainline denominations will be over sixty. Basically, churches are “greying” because members are getting older, and younger families are just not attending. The only way to reverse the trend is to reach more kids.
At Storyline, we believe that God is no respecter of age. He doesn’t love kids more than senior adults, and yet, the local church must direct disproportionate energy to reaching the younger generation. Why? Because the future of the church will lie in their hands.