We can be tempted to think that students really do not care about what happens at church. After all, they are the post-modern, post-sacrificial, post-caring generation that don’t give a rip. However, I find that many students do care, do want input and do have expectations.
I like what Barna reveals in the following results:
What expectations do teens have about attending church? What do they expect from the time they “invest” ?
45% Worship or make a connection with God.
42% Better understand what I believe
34% Spend time with friends
34% Get encouraged or inspired
30% Volunteer to help others.
What do teens learn from their experiences in church? (top four answers)
65% Moral and ethical standards
55% Faith traditions
50% Personal evangelism