Our first video is up on YouTube. It offers a window into part of my motivation for writing On Our Origins. Feel free to watch it and then tell the world what you think of Redeemer’s bell tower.
The statistics I quoted in the video are from a study funded by the Pew Research Center. You can see the entire report here: http://www.pewforum.org/Age/Religion-Among-the-Millennials.aspx
According to this report, 64% of people ages 18-29 are absolutely certain that God exists. 59% even believe that the Bible is the Word of God. And yet, only 33% worship on a weekly basis.
As you think about the video, consider how the Church may be failing to engage young people, including many who are already members of Christ’s body, but no longer participate in worship.
Consider also how many of today’s young adults, disillusioned with traditional institutions (such as Church, marriage, colleges and universities to name a few) and hyper-independent, may be missing out by failing to be actively engaged in the worship life of the Church.