Why the Next Generation Doesn’t Know Christianity Is True

Letting kids walk through the historical evidence for the Bible being God’s Word.

Equipping parents to show their children why Jesus’ claim to be the only way to God is true.

Allowing kids to face the hard questions and work through them now, so they can get faith-sustaining answers.

Think about it.

Change what you are teaching if needed.

Evaluate what you are placing in the hands of parents to equip their children.

Jude 1:3 says this.

Dear friends, I had been eagerly planning to write to you about the salvation we all share. But now I find that I must write about something else, urging you to defend the faiththat God has entrusted once for all time to His holy people.

Gen Z can’t defend the faith if they don’t know the doctrines and tenets of the faith. Gen Z can’t defend the faith if they don’t know why those doctrines and tenets are true. 

And you will notice that it says “the” faith. Gen Z is immersed in a culture that elevates tolerance to a level that says “all faiths lead to the same place and if you say otherwise, you are an intolerant bigot.”

The faith we are called to teach Gen Z says there is only one way to God and that is through Jesus Christ. We must equip Gen Z to be able to defend this faith. For many churches, this is only going to happen if they change the scope and sequence of what they are teaching Gen Z and their parents.

If Gen Z and the generations to follow are going to know and believe that Christianity is true, it will be because you and I shared with them WHY it is true.  

If you are looking for resources to help teach Gen Z why we can know the Bible is true, then the Prankster series is just what you need. It takes kids on a deep dive into why the Bible is the Word of God and why you can trust it. You can see more at this link

If you are looking for a resource to help kids examine the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection, then the CSI (Christ Scene Investigation) lesson is a great tool. You can get more info at this link.

This article originally appeared here.

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Dale Hudson
Dale Hudson has been serving in children's ministry for over 30 years. He is an author, speaker and ministry leader.  He is the founder and director of Building Children's Ministry. BCM helps churches build strong leaders, teams and children's ministries.  (www.buildingchildrensministry.com)