How to Keep Teens from Leaving the Church

The church is losing its next generation at an alarming rate. Anywhere from 50 to 88 percent of the young people raised in Bible-believing Christian homes walk away from the church after age 18. In this new talk Carl examines the causes of huge exodus, but then shows that by starting with the Bible, solutions can be offered to this massive problem in the church. Teaching just Bible stories to our children isn’t working; young people in our churches need to know how to stand uncompromisingly on the authority and accuracy of the Bible so that they can answer the skeptical questions of the age.

Presented at 3:00 on Monday, May 31, this presentation is part of the Museum’s Answers Speaker Series and is free with Museum admission or membership. Seating is first come first served, so you’ll want to arrive early to make sure you can hear this engaging presentation. The son of a professional wrestler, Carl Kerby was raised in a liberal church and was steeped in the ways of the world. But the Lord used a “chance” encounter with two creationist pilots to change his life forever. Carl is a former air traffic controller, who has now become one of the most dynamic creation speakers in America, passionately proclaiming the authority of God’s Word from the very first verse. To learn more about Carl Kerby please click here.

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2 Responses to “How to Keep Teens from Leaving the Church”


  • I'm an atheist teen brought up by Christian parents in a Christian community. I have enough independent thinking skills to decide for myself issues of belief. Bible believing parents have no right to force feed their beliefs onto teens. You enjoy freedom of religion and I am entitled to that same freedom. I claim that right as essential to human freedom and dignity—I would rather be die than have my beliefs dictated to me. Fortunately this is not the case in my situation as I have open minded parents in spite their Christian beliefs. Sure I've been encouraged and even pressured to attend church—but the decision is ultimately mine to make. Contrary to your opinion I do not find it alarming but rather refreshing that young people are leaving the church. It signifies that many are questioning, thinking and analyzing rather than mindlessly wallowing in the dogma they have been raised with.

    Your only obligation is to accept religious differences among people including your own sons and daughters. Your children are autonomous beings and were not born to become your clones. If your teen turns out be atheist or believes differently than you—and you cannot accept or tolerate this—then it is you who has the problem, in which case I suggest you seek counseling.

    • Hi Joe, You are certainly entitled to your own beliefs. Thanks for visiting our website!

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