The Challenge of Church Kids

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Speaking from his own experience as a church kid and then a leader of church kids, Ray Deck, author and speaker for Word of Life Fellowship, talks about the typical frustrations of working with kids who have always been part of the church. He then follows with practical advice for helping them see their potential for impacting God's Kingdom.

Ray is a writer with a passion to creatively convey the Truth. Word of Life is focused on reaching young people around the world with the gospel of Christ and teaching them how to walk with the Lord.

Teens who have grown up in the church are not immune from sin, and youth pastors should be prepared to deal with sin seriously and compassionately. At the same time, proactive work to help your students put God first will keep them from getting into a lot of sin issues in the first place.

When you encounter sin with your church kids, do you makes excuses for them? Do you go to the other extreme and create an us vs. them environment?
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How do you discuss church history with your students? Do you leave room for them to understand that God's work on this earth is not yet complete?
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Do you believe your students can have a vibrant, growing, productive relationship with God right now? What needs to change?
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Communicate to your students that God certainly has a plan for their future, but that doesn't mean they can't make a kingdom impact right now.

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