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Why does Restoration Generation exist?

why we existSimple. Its 1 word with 2 parts: Relationships…Vertically and Horizontally.

With over 40% of first marriages today ending in divorce and 67% of second marriages suffering from the same fate, this generation of 12 – 29 year olds lives in a culture full of broken relationships.

And these broken relationships have led students to living lives full of anger, poor self-image, identity confusion, a lack of self-worth, acceptance issues and in the bondage of un-forgiveness. These broken relationships exist with our parents, our children, our neighbors, our spouses, with each other and, as odd as it sounds, with ourselves. And those are just our “horizontal” or earthly relationships. Because of sin and the same reasons above, our “vertical” relationship with God, our Creator is broken too.

These latest statistics are heart breaking:
  • Over 30% of high school students have participated in binge drinking and the average college student spends $900 dollars annually on alcohol
  • Over 50% of high school seniors along with 60% of college students have used drugs Alcohol use by high school students rose 11% in the last year and marijuana use is up 6%
  • 2 out of 3 teenagers have had sex
  • 1 in 8 teenagers and 1 in 3 college students struggle with depression
  • A teen attempts suicide every 18 seconds.
  • Suicide is now the third leading cause of death for 15-24 year olds.

That is why we are here. Restoration Generation is a movement that exists to present the Good News of Christ to tens of thousands of people so we can see a reversal of these trends and see the restoration of relationships – with God and with each other – all over the world.

*Statistics provided by Barna Research, the CDC, The Search Institute and The Partnership for a Drug-Free America