The statistics are staggering: the dropout rate for teenagers in church escalates as youth enter high school and continues to increase with each year. Churches have little idea what they can do about the hemorrhage and most often simply give up and hope the youth will return "when they have children of their own, " which is not happening.
Sacred Bridges provides help for pastor, youth leaders, and other adults who are interested in keeping senior high youth involved in church. The book offers success stories from churches who have not only retained youth but have reached new youth in the high school years. From these success stories, Mike Ratliff distills the principles that will enable other churches to be more effective in reaching and keeping senior high youth.