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Do we need the youth group?

Youth groups? Do we need them? They always seem to have been around but they are a relatively new phenomenon in church life.

Youth Leaders Dave Fenton

In the ‘old days’, when the family went to church, they all went, sat together, and went home again. It was assumed, sometimes wrongly, that parents would be training their children in spiritual matters and that training would include the family attending church. Those were the days, some might say. That was when children were always obedient and happily sat through church services. I doubt it.