As teen mental health declines, Alex McFarland Ministries’ Viral Truth Campus Clubs prepare Christian youth to find hope in Christ

Alex McFarland: ‘Young believers can see others their age drowning in a sea of cultural chaos, but might not feel prepared to assist them’

October 24, 2022

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Poor mental health is a growing problem for today’s teens. A recent CDC study found a rise in high school students reporting persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or suicidal thoughts over the past decade. The consequences of failing to address adolescent mental health conditions extend to adulthood, impairing both physical and mental health and limiting opportunities to lead fulfilling lives as adults.

A recent study found that religion can help relieve mental health struggles. Finding “a positive relationship between religion, spirituality and mental health,” the study revealed something renowned speaker, author, and apologist Alex McFarland has always known — that connecting teens to the power of Christ has a lasting positive impact on their future.

“Youth are experiencing levels of anxiety, depression, loneliness, and isolation like never before,” McFarland stated. “They are inundated with toxic propaganda and lies coming at them from all directions. It’s no wonder that teen mental health is declining. It’s the responsibility of the Church to see these vulnerable teens struggling and introduce them to the One who can rescue them from this world of darkness.”

In order to better address the mental health crisis in the teenage community, Alex McFarland and Alex McFarland Ministries are proud to announce its new Viral Truth Campus Clubs, unique gatherings designed to equip Christian youth with the tools they might need to go out into their schools and share the Good News to other teens who may not know the Gospel.

“Young believers can see others their age drowning in a sea of cultural chaos, but might not feel prepared to assist them,” McFarland explained. “Our Viral Truth Campus Clubs offer the opportunity for Christian students to facilitate discussions about tough topics they are faced with today in a group setting with others their age who might need to hear the truth of the Gospel.

“Alex McFarland Ministries will come alongside middle school, high school, and college student leaders to provide mentorship and coaching to equip teens to reach their friends with the Gospel message and with truth to combat the ‘woke’ agendas of socialism and moral relativism. Our Viral Truth Campus Clubs will bring the Gospel to the students, helping them regain their respect for our nation and teaching them what is true and trustworthy. Already, hundreds of teens nationwide have been coached.”

For more information about Viral Truth Campus Clubs, click here.

Alex McFarland has authored or co-authored more than 20 books, including “THE ASSAULT ON AMERICA:  How to Defend our Nation Before It’s Too Late,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “The God You Thought You Knew,” and more. He directs Biblical Worldview and teaches in the School of Practical Government for Charis Bible College, located in Woodland Park, CO.

McFarland’s greatest passions are helping Americans of all ages understand the vital links between God, morality, and American freedoms. McFarland has spent two decades researching the formation and application of the U.S. Constitution. He has written and taught extensively on the uniqueness of America’s Judeo-Christian government and culture. An ordained minister for more than 25 years, McFarland has personally counseled thousands of families and individuals, and he is passionate about helping America’s youth build successful lives in the face of ever-diminishing morals, ethics, and values.

As a Christian professor, author, evangelist, and religion and culture analyst, McFarland speaks worldwide. He has preached in over 2,200 churches throughout North America and 250 college and high school campuses.  McFarland is the only evangelist to have preached in all 50 states in only 50 days. His “Tour Of Truth” crusade swept across America with 64 evangelistic services from which came many decisions to receive Jesus and by which many Christians were equipped and encouraged.

McFarland currently co-hosts Exploring the Word on the American Family Radio Network, airing
daily on nearly 200 radio stations across the U.S. He is also the host of the Alex McFarland Show, which airs weekly on NRB TV. McFarland is a frequent guest on Fox News and has been interviewed by other media outlets including Fox and Friends, Focus On The Family radio, NPR’s All Things Considered, The New York Times, The Washington Post, BBC, CBN, La Vie (France), and various news outlets including CBS, FOX, NBC, CSPAN, SRN, and the Associated Press (AP) wire service. He is a contributing writer in print and electronic media, including LA Times, Boston Herald, OK- Celebrity News Magazine, Christianity Today, Charisma, On Mission, Billy Graham’s Decision Magazine, and more.

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