The Church’s Mission to Youth

Darren M. Pollock

Article Type: Doctoral Essay Contest Essay

Publication Date: 7/1/2014

Issue: Igniting Biblical Imagination (Vol. 34, No 3, Summer, 2014)

Roland Allen’s voice from a century ago still rings out today as we look at the church’s mission to its youth. Too close an association of the gospel with “adult” culture has kept many kids from the church. Their lack of a voice in discussing ecclesial matters has made the church an unnecessarily alien experience for some youth, and the paucity of opportunities for them to use their gifts has hampered their ability to live out their vocation and has shut a prophetic voice out of the church.

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