Contribution to Book
Young people in the Seventh-day Adventist Church are in need of leadership creating effective strategies for protecting the youngsters from engaging in high risk behaviors along with finding effective methods of keeping these same youngsters churched. It is clear that God had answers to these problems long ago. A review of Matthew 25 clearly states that our purpose as Christians should be to serve individuals in need. When young people engage in service, they are more likely to be attracted to the church, get involved in the church, and stay in the church. Furthermore, service is associated with better grades in school and is effective in preventing a host of high-risk behaviors.
Ministering with Millennials: A Complete Report on the 180 Symposium
Roger Dudley and Allen Walshe
The 180° Symposium
Hopkins, Gary; McBride, Duane C.; Tyner, Stuart; and Duffy, Jonathan, "Three Reasons to Serve" (2009). Faculty Publications. 158.
Used by permission, Center for Youth Evangelism at Andrews University