My son who is now 12 I am concerned about. He has always attended church since he was about 6 but it seems that a lot of the local churches like kids who are less then 10 or old enough to give 10%. They have no ideal what kida that age up are going thu and mostly they perfer for them not to be there. Honestly. Unless it a BIG church they don't want to take the time to deal with them. Sorry but taking a 12 year old boy with a bunch of young kinds like 5,6,7 and singing in front of the church when you are the only one over 7 doesn't set well with a 12 year old. Why can they not see that kids grow up and deal with them. I have to as a parent but they don't want to. Most Sad!
Pray for churches in this country, there a LOT of teenagers who are growing up and learning to dislike and hate church!