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Youth's Place in Church
It is no longer surprising to hear that churches are experiencing a youth dropout. Simply put, many teen-agers and other young adults do not feel the need for church, primarily because many churches have not been meeting the needs of youth. It should be understood that branch Churches of Christ, Scientist, are not exempt from this suggestion of generation gap. Only by recognizing and seeking to solve the immediate problems of the world in which youth live does a branch church find the teen-ager voluntarily coming to its Sunday School and, when the branch provides for this, joining in its membership and participating in church activities.
Youth will be more likely to find their rightful place in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, as the members open their consciousness to lively, relevant ideas. Mental examination of the structure and purpose of church is often required before room is prepared for the fresh, new thought. The starting point from which to take inventory of one's concept of church is to be found in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. "Church" is defined therein as "the structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
"The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick." Science and Health, p. 583;
How Does God Answer Prayer?
ANETTA G. SCHNEIDER
Giving and Receiving
Unselfed Love Reflects Divine Power
GRACE ARCHER DUNBAR
"Why don't I have friends?"
JOHN H. WILLIAMS
MORE BLESSED TO GIVE
Esther M. Scheck Peterson
Coping with Interruptions
NANCY J. JAGEL
Youth's Place in Church
RALPH BYRON COPPER
"Love's divine adventure"
MARJORIE PONDER MATCHETTE
Can the Leopard Change His Spots?
Alan A. Aylwin
"The seed within itself"
William Milford Correll
For many healings and instances of protection, and for a growing...
Robert G. Lawrence
Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health (p. 114), "Christian Science...
Nelle Joyner with contributions from George F. Joyner
Almost fifty years ago my mother was introduced to Christian Science...
Elizabeth Mills Beasley with contributions from Wilfred E. Beasley, Mary May Bader, Russell Herod Bader
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 391 - "He will not afflict"
with contributions from Harlan Witham, Jack Krieger
Signs of the Times
with contributions from James W. Kelly