Christian Smith's National Study on Youth and Religion revealed that only 8% of the teens polled could truly be classified as "devoted" to Jesus. The majority of those who responded either were uncertain about God or were completely uninterested.
response to these statistics and to a culture that is increasingly
anti-Christian, NavPress in conjunction with Student Life and Compassion
Intl. is launching MORF, a free quarterly magazine on spiritual transformation written for student pastors, parents, and youth workers. MORF will be available on Monday, September 26.
“MORF is our unique
term for the internal transformation into the likeness of Christ
brought about by the Holy Spirit as well as the spiritual formation
building blocks that help a disciple take off the old and put on the
new,” explains Bryan Belknap, creative director for MORF.
Created to equip people who work with students, MORF features
articles, humor, personal stories, and Bible studies to help every
reader be excited about helping teens become devoted Christ followers.
Conversations started in the magazine will continue on the magazine's
web site. MORF will be available online but will also have a limited print distribution.
student pastors, parents, and volunteer leaders access to a staging
area of content and coaching from some of the best practitioners,
leaders and subject matter experts in student ministry today,” says
NavPress Executive Vice President Barry Sneed.
Readers can sign up for their free digital copy of MORF at Morfmagazine.com.