The reason why we are losing children from our churches is that we are not discipling them.
The church and the school have done an excellent job of encouraging parents to "drop off your children to us and we will transform them into spiritual champions"... this is always second best! Parents have subconsciously turned over the spiritual development of their children to others and in so doing children are being taught and modelled a superficial brand of spirituality... The Church and the school can never take the place of the parent. Many parents wonder where it all went wrong after paying a fortune in fees!
What is needed is a restoration of the partnerships between church, school and home that will shape a lifelong faith that is here to stay!