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Why Are Teens Leaving the Church?

A big issue impacting the Church today is that the vast majority of teens stop attending after they graduate high school … but why is that? In today’s episode, Mark Gregston and Wayne Shepherd dive into why teens feel disconnected from the Church — even if they were raised in it — and the steps you can take to help your teen grow to make wise spiritual choices.  

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Author: Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston began working with teens more than 40 years ago as a youth minister and Young Life director. He has authored nearly two dozen books, has written hundreds of articles, and is host of the nationally-acclaimed Parenting Today’s Teens podcast and radio broadcast.