Though the unresolved results of the title question are the same, the solutions sought to “fix” the problem are very different based upon which scenario is perceived to be more accurate. If "the church is losing its young people," then typical solutions proposed are to change the church to make it more attractive to the target group. But, if "young people are leaving the church," we need to change the hearts and minds of young people regarding the place and purpose of the church as God intended it. Let’s reason through a few things in these regards…
Perhaps oversimplified (and yet still accurate), the purpose of “law” and its administration is to keep us physically safe and secure, cf. Romans 13:1-7. It is not the law’s purpose to make us “happy,” “healthy,” or “wealthy”- only through physical security to provide the opportunity to pursue those things for ourselves if such is our desire. But, when the law seeks purview into other areas, it quickly runs amuck. For instance, when the law becomes interested in carving out niches for this or that special interest group, to provide them with peculiar advantages more than physical safety and security, it necessarily begins to infringe on the provision of physical safety and security for other members of its citizenry. Though these things are true, they are not brought to our attention here for political or citizenship purposes….
Since the church is the spiritual "bride of Christ" according to Ephesians 5:22-33, this PowerPoint lesson takes the characteritics and activites of the "excellent wife" and mother found in Proverbs 31:10-31 and applies them accordingly. Thus, the question becomes, "Are we/you and 'excellent wife' to our/your spiritual Husband, Jesus Christ?"
This PowerPoint series of lessons is designed to help provide an overall understanding of the bibical story.