Topic: So They Know: Helping the Next Generation Live Out an Authentic Faith
Synopsis: Christianity is under attack. Internationally, Christians are the most persecuted minority in the world, and in the states, the narrative is that the Christian faith is oppressive because it is irrational, immoral, and irrelevant. This attack is affecting the younger generations. They are leaving the Christian faith in droves, and statistics show that those who remain know very little authentic Christian teaching. But hope is not lost. The younger generations are passionate and want to know that Christianity is true, why it is good for this world, and how to communicate the gospel clearly and persuasively. They simply need an older generation to teach them why Christianity is true and give them tools to live it out. So They Know is designed to help parents, pastors, and youth workers prepare the next generation to withstand the attack on their faith and to engage a secular culture graciously and persuasively.
So They Know: Helping the Next Generation Live Out an Authentic Faith.
Meet Gen. Z: What They are Facing and What They Believe.
Modeling and Educating: Proven Ways to Pass on the Christian Faith.
Engaging and Answering: How to Respond to the Most Challenging Questions about Christianity.
In a world obsessed dignity, rights, and equality, only the Christian worldview provides a justification for the belief in and the pursuit of a meaningful life. Christianity gives the world the three essential components for human flourishing that no naturalistic worldview can provide: Freedom, Worth, and Purpose.
Effective youth ministry today requires youth leaders to possess and pass on a biblical understanding of identify and value. This lecture will help by showing how the Christian understanding of human value sustains equality, anchors identity, and instills hope, and how this message empowers the younger generations to change the world.