A new study by the Fuller Youth Institutes (FYI) indicates it is. As part of Fuller’s “College Transition Project,” researchers followed 384 youth group seniors during their first three years in college. The results are eye-opening. Dr. Kara Powell, director of the FYI, talks about the study’s findings in the six-minute audio clip below. I found especially informative Dr. Powell’s information about the importance of inter-generational relationships – and the unintended consequences of “segregating” our youth (at about 2:30). Every Christian parent and person in children’s and youth ministries should hear this!
What do you think? Should churches eliminate youth groups? Or, do we just need to modify the way they operate?