The stats are staggering, young people are leave the church in droves. I’ve read the statistics, and as a Youth Pastor I’ve got some experience in these matters. If you want to know why I am so intent on creating an integrated body @ Solomon’s Porch, you should read this article. If you want to know why I structure the youth ministry @ Lighthouse in a simple and sacred format around the Scripture, meals, prayer, and taking the Lord’s Supper this article goes a long way to explain why. The simple answer is I believe those things are integral to the forming of disciples.