Reaching young generations…

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Psalm 145: 4 One generation shall laud your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. 5 On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. 6 The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed, and I will declare your greatness. 7 They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness. 

They say that Christianity lives one generation at a time. In other words, each generation has a responsibility to share the faith with the next. This morning I’m thinking of the persons who were older than me and who shared their faith with me. Most of them are gone now, but I’m so grateful for them. I’m also thinking of the persons younger than me with whom I am called to share my faith.

This past week I had a conversation with two young men in their 30s, both husbands and fathers. Both of whom were active members of churches some years ago, but who now struggle to connect with churches for Sunday worship and such. In the church I lead I have also noticed many of our young families becoming less visibly present since Covid time began. I wonder how churches might get creative in making Christian community more accessible to the rhythms and realities of younger people today. Lord give us grace to reach out to younger generations more effectively, just as older generations reached out to us. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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