Autor: Sean Marston
Category: Unerreichte Menschengruppen
I cannot believe that Lausanne dioes not have youth as one of the unreached groups. I believe that from my research and hands on experience that youth culture around the world (13 to 30 years old) is now a separate culture. They think about life, the world, truth, and the Christian faith so differently from previous generations. Yet so little is being done to reach youth (especially in the majority world).If we saw this younger generation as a separate culture then we would change the way we relate to, understand and transmit the Christian faith to them.
And so we are at a stage where so many young people are leaving the church all around the world because church and the Christian faith is becoming irrelevant in their culture. It is like a tidal wave has come in and hit the church and is taking a whole generation of people away and church leaders have got their head in the sand and are not acknowledging it.
Youth culture needs a separate tag in the new mission catergories. Remeber that in most of the countries of the world up to 65% of the population are under the age of 25