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Old 12-15-2016, 09:33 AM   #53
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Default Re: "Promoting Reading the Publication of the Ministry Among the Saints"

Originally Posted by Koinonia View Post
Even LC leaders say that 50%+ leave. And from my observation, the number is much higher.
In fairness, the dropout rate across the board in all churches is high. I think the main problem is we don't encourage kids to develop their own faith. We indoctrinate them, put them on cruise control and avoid the tough questions.

I just teach my boys that God is real, he wants to be close to them and that they can trust him. I encourage good behavior, of course, but I don't preach to them. I think if they learn to love and trust God like David did, they have a good chance. "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.

However, because of the LCM's grand opinion of themselves and their methods they are more in the hot seat than others on this. Talk is cheap. It's all about the fruit.
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