especially when you are trying to teach kids.
and parents being proud.
So, why am I speaking so strongly? ... Because the majority of kids that I have dealt with are kids from the streets with street smarts. They have learned to look straight through the "masks" we try to wear and get to the true you. They don't trust easy and they despise "fake" Christianity. Don't be mistaken though, the kids in the church can see straight through too but they are more likely to not speak about it.
So how do we bring the two together? Let me answer that in the next section.