Friday, January 19, 2007

what is their religious type?

Thoughts and questions on
Part III: Seven Styles of Being Religious . . . or Not
Choosing Church by Carol Lytch.

Here we get at the core of Lytch's book. She discovers 7 different religious types among teens: Conventionals, Classics, Reclaimers, Marginalizers, Customizers, Rejecters, and The Lost.

First of all. . . What do you think about these categories? Do they work? Does every teen fit into one (or more) of these categories? How do you feel about "categorizing" our teens? Is it helpful? Is it dangerous? Both?

Second, how do you see these "types" in your ministry? Do you see teens switching types at different stages or after certain experiences? Do teens from different "types" interact with one another? If so, in what way?

I look forward to your contributions!

God's peace,

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