For half a century we have observed, studied and agonized over next generations drifting off the map of Adventist faith life. We know there is a problem. If we continue to do what we are doing right now, we will keep seeing the same statistics if not worse. It is time to take the research that we have and begin to look for the churches that want to do something different and start seeing things happen. It can come from church planting, from old congregations getting revitalized, from small groups of individuals who say our children are too important for us to do the same thing over again expecting different results.
Allan Martin is the Teaching Pastor of Younger Generation Church a vibrant young adult ministry of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, TX, USA