Sean Bevier has a theory about why young people aren't attending church in large numbers.
The theory, backed up by statistics, suggests that holding fun, youth-oriented activities is not the best way to encourage youngsters to consistently attend church. Rather, Bevier said the best way to ensure youngsters attend church and continue to into their adulthood is for adults to mentor them and study with them.
Bevier, a 1985 Willard High School graduate and the son of the late Donald and Patricia Bevier, has found that out through his work with Passing the Baton International. The Dayton, Tenn.-based nonprofit organization offers student leadership conferences to help Christian schools become nerve centers for leader development.