Youth group: non-negotiable. Worship on Sunday: non-negotiable. "As long as you're living under our roof, you'll go," I told them, sounding like a caricature. Having not grown up in church myself, it stuns me when kids take the gift of it lightly.
What defines the faith of the teen who seeks out a fellowship group on campus during frosh orientation week? How did she get there? What about a young man who asks to skip the Sunday shift so he can be sure and go to church? How did he get there? Does every church-going kid have to take a break for a while before deciding Sunday corporate worship is worthwhile?