Parents, regardless of how equipped, ready or trained they feel, are responsible to God for the discipling of their children. And if the means by which children are being discipled are leading to bad fruit (take a good look around), then it is definitely wise and wholly appropriate to humbly go back and reconsider what, if anything, the Word of God has to say about the issue. Listen to a bit of our story of why we began to, and continue to, keep our children with us in church.
Here is a book with the data reflecting when and why children leave the church. I will say that it was odd that the authors felt like age segregated youth groups could just be reorganized better to solve the problem. In that sense, they missed the mark completely even with the “numbers” in front of their noses. Still worth a read, however.
You can watch a trailer of the DVD we discussed here: