Avoidable Tragedy

In the United States, nineteen percent of high school graduates are illiterate.

That’s a tragedy with lifelong implications.

In U.S. churches, one-third of youth group alumni do not know what the Gospel is. In one study, this one-third defined the Christian Gospel as “being a good person” and did not mention Jesus at all in their response.

That’s a tragedy with eternal implications.

It’s no wonder seventy-percent of teenagers leave the church after high school and only thirty-percent remain.

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Cameron Cole has been the Director of Youth Ministries for eighteen years, and in January of 2016 his duties expanded to include Children, Youth, and Families. He is the founding chairman of Rooted Ministry, an organization that promotes gospel-centered youth ministry. He is the co-editor of “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practice Guide” (Crossway, 2016). Cameron is the author of Therefore, I Have Hope: 12 Truths that Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy (Crossway, 2018), which won World Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year (Accessible Theology) and was runner up for The Gospel Coalition’s Book of the Year (First-Time Author). He is also the co-editor of The Jesus I Wish I Knew in High School (New Growth Press) and the author of Heavenward: How Eternity Can Change Your Life on Earth (Crossway, 2024). Cameron is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University undergrad, and summa cum laude graduate from Wake Forest with an M.A. in Education. He holds a Masters in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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