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EPISODE 72 – “WHY YOUTH STAY IN CHURCH WHEN THEY GROW UP” GUEST: JON NIELSON

Over the course of the last few years, youth workers and parents have been increasingly lamenting the exodus of kids from the church once they graduate from high school and launch into the next phase of life. A growing volume of research is offering ideas on why this is happening, and solutions designed to reverse this trend. Why is it that our kids are leaving the church in droves after they grow up? Have we come to a clear understanding of the reasons? And what steps can we take to prepare kids for a lifetime of spiritual growth and following Christ? We’ll chat with John Nielson about what he’s discovered about why youth stay in church when they grow up, on this episode of Youth Culture Matters.

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FURTHER RESOURCES

Resources, links, other helpful tools mentioned in the podcast:
Jon Nielson – bio
Why Youth Stay in Church When They Grow Up
College Transition Initiative
Digital Kids Initiative
Sexual Integrity Initiative

Books:
Faith That Lasts: Raising Kids That Don’t Leave The Church
by Jon Nielson
Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practical Guide by Cameron Cole and Jon Nielson
Make College Count: A Faithful Guide to Life + Learning by Derek Melleby
Learning for the Love of God: A Student’s Guide to Academic Faithfulness by Don Opitz and Derek Melleby
The Signs of True Conversion by Mark Talbot
Turning to God: Reclaiming Christian Conversion as Unique, Necessary, and Supernatural by David Wells
Beginning Well: Christian Conversion & Authentic Transformation by Gordon Smith
Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters by Timothy Keller
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional by Paul David Tripp
More books by Paul Tripp
Books from Kevin DeYoung

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