What Difference Does It Make?

"With all the energy we expend trying to attract youth to our churches with flashy and entertainment-centered programming, perhaps we've forgotten to ask why we want all of these teenagers there in the first place. More importantly, perhaps we've failed to offer our young people a strong, compelling reason to be at church beyond lock-ins and weekend retreats. What do we say if they ask us, 'Why come to worship? Why be a Christian? What difference does it make?'"

From: Brian Kirk and Jacob Thorne, Missional Youth Ministry: Moving from Gathering Teenagers to Scattering Disciples, 22.

What do you think?
How would you reply if a student asked you one of those questions?

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