So many young people are like Kay Morgan Gurr’s brother who said ” I can believe in God, I can’t believe in the Church.” How we behave today as churches will significantly impact not just the children concerned but a whole generation that follows. Kay’s brother had a toxic experience of church and it lives with 40 years later. If we de-church our young people now – we are seeing less of them come back to church later in life even when they have children of their own. The above video was recorded at the Evangelical Alliance Council meeting where we discussed the vital topic “It takes a whole church to raise a child”. Kay’s talk was part of the scene setting for the day’s discussions.
Show this video to your youth leaders and sunday school teachers. Make sure your church leadership team has seen it – because if we get this wrong we cripple this generation and the next to come.
Would love to hear your suggestions about how we make church less toxic for childhood faith – drop me a line.