'Spiritual distress' makes sense

'Spiritual distress' makes sense

'Spiritual distress' makes sense

The founder of a ministry that equips youth leaders to build gospel-advancing ministries agrees that churches' dwindling adherence to biblical Christianity has left many parents of preteens in a "state of spiritual distress."

According to the Pinetops Foundation, more than 40 million young people who were raised in Christian homes are expected to walk away from a life with Jesus by 2050. The Christian Post warned last month that as American adherence to biblical Christianity fades, a "tragic crash” is coming.

Stier, Greg (Dare 2 Share) Stier

Greg Stier of Dare 2 Share youth ministries tells AFN he can see that. He says as he preaches across the country, he finds that many churchgoers do not even understand the gospel.

"If a parent doesn't really understand that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone, it's going to be hard for them to pass on a Christianity and a Christian worldview to their kids," he submits.

Over the years, he has noticed some dramatic changes when it comes to reaching teens with and training them in gospel.

"This generation of teenagers in the United States is an unreached people group," Stier asserts. "They've no framework for the gospel, and so that's a massive shift."

In order for young people to stand firm in their faith, he says parents must fortify them with a solid, gospel-focused foundation.