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Breaking free from the stereotype of the disengaged teen could help churches serve them better. And as those teens age into adulthood, congregations need to be willing to work to keep them involved.

 

 

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Teen Religiousity Religion Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants

Prevailing culture often casts teenagers as alienated from religion, if not downright hostile to it. To believe some movie depictions, teenagers are rebellious Pagans-in-the-making, more interested in witchcraft than mission trips. But a four-year national study of youth and religion arrives at a different conclusion.  The study, which included interviews with more than 3,000 U.S. teenagers, finds that a majority of today’s young people see religion as a positive influence on their lives and the lives of their community. Moreover, they have no desire to cast off the faith of their upbringing.

Some churches are seeing a consumer mentality when it comes to religious education. The trend highlights the importance of preparing Christian educators for the future.

A new book suggests teens are practicing religion in their own way Insights into Relition Lilly Foundation Grants

In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

Those who maintained the highest levels of religious commitment as adults adopted those habits earlier in life.

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