In an excerpt from his new book, Too Christian, Too Pagan: How to Love the World Without Falling for It,ick Staub writes about today's spiritual journey. which, he says, "is increasingly carried on outside organized religion". And although only 16% of young adults have any contact with organized religion, 82% of them are asking questions about life after death (compared to 69% in 1978. Staud writes, "They are more likely to seek answers to their questions in a ...bookstore, or in discussions about recently released movies or music, than they are in a church...today's spiritual conversation has moved outside the church and into everyday life." (Zondervan, ISBN 031023351).
Such realities need to matter to us, While your study group may meet within the church walls, it's equally possible your venue may be a coffee shop, or a skate park, or a movie theater. Your teens need to know that what matters to you is engaging them where they are, in a way that makes sense and speaks their language.
As you use this course to look at some ETERNAL REALITIES, our prayer is that God would speak through you to bring hope and anticipation about the life to come for teens who are very grounded in 'today'.
WHERE SENIOR HIGH AND CROSStraining MEET! The Senior High Bible Study is also used as the Bible curriculum for the CROSStraining program. To learn more about upcoming units and the outline of our Discipleship Program follow the link at the top of this page to Discipleship Programs.