“Youth are our future”. It is a statement so commonly said in Christian circles that we all assume it to be true, even in my current Lutheran tradition. We forget that for Lutherans, this is not true. Lutherans tend to not have many children, and most of their children do not stay long after confirmation. For Lutherans, youth are definitely not the future.
So, what is the future? The Christian tradition will continue to grow as the Holy Spirit draws us into communion with the Triune God.