"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." (Romans 15:7 NIV.) What are the characteristics of a church that accepts other people just as Jesus did? What can we learn from Jesus’ example and his interaction with sinful people?
How could your church be more accepting towards senior youth and young adults? What specific changes do you need to make to show acceptance?
“Accepting young adults also includes giving them the opportunity and freedom to seek and study the Bible through asking deep questions and exploring our faith. We are a people of the Book, and we have no creed except the Bible. Therefore we do not have to be afraid of challenging questions. Young adults want to explore and test the teachings of the Bible and the culture of our church.” Center for Youth Evangelism (Corp. author). Throstur Thordarson. (2014). “An Invitation” in The Youth Speak, the Church Responds. Lincoln, NE: Advent Source. How does your church accept senior youth and young adults’ questions?