In the many years I have been in ministry I have noticed that there is a definite age where youth drift away from our ministry. For us, it’s grade 9. By the start of grade 10 and even by the end of grade 9 we have significantly fewer people attending then in grade 8 and 7.
There is a whole bunch of reasons why this is, and I would love to hear your thoughts below. I am becoming more and more aware that the type of ministry that young and older students respond to is very different. It is a very different life stage and students are dealing with very different issues.
I found this fantastic article that outlines some thoughts about how we can treat our more senior students differently and I love all of it.
Check it out http://www.organicstudentministry.com/?p=1107