June 25, 2017
by Unionville Oasis
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The greatest challenge to youth ministry in Canada is that 90% of youth drop out of the church scene after high school. The statistic is a little better but not as comforting for evangelical churches, 60% drop out. These are rounded figures given out by the leaders of the Canadian Youth Network.
Over the time of our existence we have worked with over 40 teens, and over 80% of them are still with us or active in another church. The main reason that teens continue in the church is that they have a model or a mentor in their journey. We are blessed with adults who invest their lives in our teens.
Our college and university group meet weekly often for intensive Bible studies. Many questions are asked resulting in deep relevant discussions. Asking questions are encouraged because that was how Jesus learned. (Luke 2:46)