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Helping Young Adults

College Kids Need Fellowship

College-aged kids need a supportive Christian group as much as the other ages do as they are in the final stages of their educational career. Although they are to be considered officially adults, they are still maturing into that role and stumbling into it for that matter.

Many will agree that when you’re in college, you either have things figured out or you don’t. Depending upon how your high school years went, college could be a paradise to some or just another system of hardship for others. Either person on that spectrum still needs direction and college can be an environment of harmful distractions that cause poor decision-making. This has been seen to be especially true for young Christian men and women.

Too Many Leave The Faith

According to a recent Lifeway Research Study, 66 percent of young adults walk away from their faith if they don’t find a Christian group in 2 weeks of starting college. Why are they so quick to walk away? After all the years they spent in youth groups, church service, and Sunday school, why would they leave?

One reason is that when kids graduate the elementary and grade school years, there really isn’t much other fellowship groups out there. Another is that these young adults really haven’t developed a good understanding of what they believe. We have discovered that the majority fall away since the secular culture around them starves out their faith because they really didn’t have a foundational understanding in the first place. They are being forced to defend something which they have not been given the adequate teaching to defend. And keep in mind, many of that 66% are kids who grew up in the church, sat through Sunday school, attended youth groups every week, went to the Christmas and easter services.

How To Help Our Youth

In the Scriptures, the Apostle Peter states “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander,” (1 Peter 3:15 ). As Christians we are commanded to understand our faith so well that we are able to withstand  the culture around us and make coherent arguments that can overcome their rebuttal.

The truth is, that the statistics are showing our youth are not being taught well enough as to withstand the world.

Our goal to help young adults is to provide a group of fellow Christian peers who do life together, challenge each other to develop their own deep understanding of Christ’s kingdom, and to represent Christ in there communities.

Together Young Adults learn how to read and interpret the bible in the way it was meant to. They are taught by well educated bible scholars on the literary designs of the scriptures, the cultural context and languages they were written, and most importantly, how they all connect and point to Jesus. It has been found that just simply learning how the bible was made and the history of the church has impacted young adults immensely already. They start to see that there is way more to the story then they have been told and are taught how to engage with the culture pro discourse and overcome the arguments of the opposition in order to win the culture to the kingdom.

All Christians should be scholars of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power unto salvation. And dedication to meditating on it day an night with fellow peers, will ultimately lead to the restoration of our Christian youth.