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The Bronx Presbyterian Churches Future Leaders Migrating

  • By Rev Dr Sunday J. I. Etsekhume
My observations of the Sound View Presbyterian Church (USA) 18-19 year olds during church services, lead me to visit other Bronx Presbyterian Churches; Featherbed Lane Presbyterian Church, the University Height Presbyterian Church and the Eastchester Presbyterian Church to name a few. These trips were on different days in hopes to observe young adult performance during Sunday services. The outcome was very disappointing. I thought the other Bronx Presbyterian Churches (abbreviated BPCs) would have more young adults than Sound View Presbyterian Church (abbreviated (SVPC), but they do not. SVPC turned out to have more young people than some of the other BPCs. Young people were not in service during my visits to the other churches. During my attendance at the annual Bronx Presbyterian Churches Youth Services, I noticed a minimal representation of young people. Feeling as if most of the other leaders were unconcerned, since all of their sermons in the district churches were geared towards older adults, I contemplated a solution to this problem. The other leaders fail to note that it is the young adult engagement in church service, whether emotional and physical that will ignite and rekindle an already dying flame. In my observation, I discovered that BPCs consist mostly of elderly people. The elderly are the harbinger of the church and are seen at the forefront in all BPC activities. There are scanty numbers of young people in the BPCs, which may indicate that the church is slowly dying, as young adults who are supposed to continue the church are in all actuality, leaving instead. The BPCs comprises more than 17 churches. From my observation, almost all the BPCs are reflective of this common problem of young adults' migrating from church. Although, youth migration from SVPC (USA) is not peculiar to the church, the universality and generalization of the problem has also drawn the attention of researchers.

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    • SKU: 9781545650172
    • Manufacturer: Xulon Pr
    • Author: Rev Dr Sunday J. I. Etsekhume
    • ISBN 13: 9781545650172
    • Publication Date: 10/01/2018
    • Format: Paperback
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