Here's a video documentary from The National Center for Family-Integrated Churches (http://www.ncfic.org/). Below is the story behind the movie from the movie's official website http://dividedthemovie.com/.
Young filmmaker, Philip Leclerc, notices that the youth of his generation are abandoning the faith. He sets out on a journey to discover the truth about modern youth ministry, with this question in mind: “Is it an issue with the church, the kids, the parents?”
Interviewing youth, youth ministry experts, and pastors and understanding the history of age-segregated youth ministry, Leclerc learns that modern youth ministry is not founded upon the Word of God but upon the ideas of men. As a result, youth ministries are noticing a widespread youth exodus as kids abandon the faith for the world.
Conformity to the Scriptures and the blessing of God are the keys to rescuing youth. The Scripture does identify the way to reach the next generation with the gospel — biblical discipleship. Through his journey, Leclerc asks questions, tackles problems, and discovers that the Bible is sufficient for the area of youth ministry: both in the content as well as in the methodology.
The video has valid points like the need for fathers to have a major participation in leading their children to Christ instead of putting all the responsibility to the church, and the errors of operating the church in accordance to what the world offers to get young people excited with Christianity. But there are other points in the movie that lends itself to discussion. Watch the video and feel free to give your comments You can watch the movie by going to this link.
Dennis Aglosolos, the Director of Living Waters - Asia, will be answering questions.