Why am I working with youth (13-30 years old)? My home church released a finding about them, mostly teenagers, and why we should reach them for Christ!
THIS IS A GENERATION IN CRISIS
1 out of 11 attempt SUICIDE each year.
1 out of 10 fifteen year olds and younger have gone through family divorce in their life-time.
58% have been involved in objectionable content on the web.
40% have experimented with SELF-INJURY ("are "cutters").
Use of prescription DRUGS (Ritalin, anti-depressants etc.) by children/teens has increased substantially in the past few years.
THIS IS A GENERATION WITHOUT MORALITY
By the time the average child graduates from high school, he/she will have watched 19,000 hours of TV including about 200,000 sexual acts and 1 million ACTS OF VIOLENCE.
1 in 10 high school females have reported being RAPED at some point in their life.
Fear of violence in schools is now the leading "worry" of public school teens.
48% of high school seniors are SEXUALLY ACTIVE (had sexual intercourse in past 3 months).
THIS IS A GENERATION WITHOUT TRUTH
91% say there is NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH.
75% of teens in America believe the central message of the Bible is, "God helps those who help themselves".
53% believe Jesus committed sin (40% of born again teens believe Jesus committed sin).
There you have it, count the ways why you too should be involved with the youth!