Spread the love


| Format: Ms Word | 1-5 Chapters | Table of Content|


Study Level: BTech, BSc, BEng, BA, HND, ND or NCE

Amount: ₦3,000.00



1.1 Background of the Study

The 21st century Church is expected to act as an agent of transformation in a contemporary society, especially in a time where our moral values are been eroded by the introduction of western culture from the internet. Therefore, the Church is supposed to act as a rehabilitation centre to our youths in reality and not just in carrying religious name. It is to be firmly connected by the Holy Spirit and bonds love, to be concerned with bringing up its members in fear of God and love for all. The church today becomes one basic element in our society, therefore the need to help our society mold good character on the youths becomes pertinent since they are our future leaders.

The question of how does the church gets involved in raising Godly youths often gets on our minds, knowing fully well that the family is the primary place where a child is raised. Forgetting that our reflection should be that of the New Testament ideology of church as something much more holistic, much more inclusive, and much more collective. The family unit does not seem to be the central feature of the New Testament – Christ and his bride, the church family, is. The church here does not literally refer to an institution, but the people of God. God’s family. The community of believers.

The church’s purpose is not only for the edification of believers and its congregants but to take part in what the triune God is doing in the world which involves raising Godly youths from the society. Swart and De Beer (2014), highlight the importance of the church in addressing issues in the city. They observe the church should not act in insolation concerning isues of the society and spaces of the urban such as the state and groups and associations in civil society – in the struggle for ‘more habitable, more sustainable ways of living in the city’.

The youth have a big role is the ministry which can only be possible through adult believers demonstrating to them that a discipleship and love culture is embraced in the church (Day & Kurtz, 2017). To boost these efforts, the church must incorporate contemporary stratagems to the youth ministry in establishing the growth of youths. The elders have a role to be flexible and adjust to the ever changing needs of youths through updating and matching the youth energy and vitality while avoiding old models. The youth must therefore in the long-run not to dilute the gospel message but discover how to live out the good news and encourage others to do so (Nielson, 2016). This study attempts to interpret the responsibilities of the church towards raising a Godly youth in the society.

1.2 Statement of the Problem

The youth and their well-being have been neglected by the church which gives priority to false success images as opposed to the youth well-being. In today’s church, it cannot be ignored that the youth are the church and the world both in the present and the future. This is seen as in their support for the church members who are adults in teaching them and assuming church responsibilities in the future when they grow older. In contrast, the youth today have been known to take a nosedive into the technological and consumerism distracting worlds that lead to destruction of their spiritual attachment with Jesus as well as their ties with the family. As is evidence, the dominating secular culture in the world deprives the youth of personal, economic and spiritual tools which will aid the young generation into being Christ’s disciples. One of the negative roles the mass media plays in our today’s society is the dominance and propagation of violence particularly on television and video film industry. A lot of the foreign film content on television is mainly scenes of violence. In our various churches, the youth have been deprived of proper assets for development from the church, parents and school to help them grow and spread the gospel. Such assets will assist in preventing the youths from premarital sexual behavior, drug abuse and anti-social behavior which are rated high risk behaviors.



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