In an effort to meet the needs of believers, modern churches have become increasingly segregated. Groups exist for middle school, high school, college, young marrieds, moms, and retirees – and while it’s beneficial to gather with people who share our life stage, this separation is not always the best choice. By separating the young from the older, the church hamstrings one of the most vital aspects of discipleship: cultivating a sense of belonging for young believers.
Our culture battles for the souls of our young people. As a leader to young women, I see this every day. Young women want to be a part of their church, but often feel as if their only place is the youth or college group. It’s up to older members to intentionally include them in the mission of the church, and here are ten ways to do so.
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