By Jessica Reesor Rempel & Chris Brnjas –
Mennonite churches are afraid. In fact, Christian denominations all over Canada are afraid. We have felt this, seen it and experienced it. Sometimes this fear leads denominations to do reckless things. Sometimes it reaches the point of despair. Why so much fear?
The cause, we are told, is the youth and young adults; apparently they’re leaving. The youth group numbers are getting microscopic, and the college and careers are non-existent. Some churches are blessed to have a “vibrant” youth group or a popular young adult sub-section, but rare is the church that has both.
– Read the full article at canadianmennonite.org.