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'We exist'

Youth share their ideas and concerns

Many congregations are concerned about the high dropout rate of their high school youth.

To better understand these teenagers' thoughts and feelings, I prepared three questions for students attending a Pacific Northwest Youth Convo. All pastors and church council members should carefully consider some of these replies. For example, why would one of our youth respond with the remark, "Acknowledge that we exist"? Could that be the reaction of some youth in your congregation?


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