‘The First Post-Christian Generation?’: Skyrocketing Atheism Seen Among America’s Teens
A shocking study recently found that 35 percent of Generation Z — the generational cohort that is coming up behind Millennials — are either atheist, agnostic or unaffiliated with a faith — and it’s sending shockwaves throughout the Christian world.
Naturally, many pastors and churches are brainstorming how to better reach this young generation with gospel truths. Among them is Greg Stier, founder of Dare 2 Share, a group that provides youth evangelism resources.
Stier told The Christian Post that it’s time for youth groups and churches, alike, to step up to the plate with common sense and relational responses — actions that get back to the heart of faith.
“The youth groups trend of fun games and short Bible studies have resulted in frail youth groups and shallow young people. And spiritually immature teenagers will not lead their atheistic friends to Jesus,” Stier told the outlet. “And if young atheists have doubled, we must double down, and the first step is to double our prayers.”
By Billy Hallowell FAITHWIRE
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