Pertaining to the emerging church and its influence on the younger generation, in 2008, Lighthouse Trails wrote an article titled Brian McLaren’s Hope for the Future – The Minds of Your Grandchildren, which stated:
[Brian McLaren] explains that this merging church must infiltrate the “institutions that rejected it,” adding that “conservative Protestants have repeated their Catholic sibling’s earlier mistakes (referring to the Catholic church’s one time rejection of Galileo). Then he says: “But over time, what they reject will find or create safe space outside their borders and become a resource so that many if not most of the grandchildren of today’s fundamentalists will learn and grow and move on from the misguided battles of their forebears [biblical believers]” (p. 133). You see, McLaren and his emerging church fellows (Pagitt, Sweet, Warren, et.al) want to change the minds of our children and grandchildren.
Rick Warren once saidthat the older traditional ones will have to leave or die because they won’t change, thus the emphasis in the emerging church on the youth.What’s alarming is that McLaren’s vision of infiltration is working. And he knows it. Listen: “At the center, safe space happens. A learning community forms. New possibilities emerge. A new day dawns. If the guardians of our fragmented religious institutions forbid their members to meet in the center, the members will not be able to comply. They will simply go undercover and arrange secret liaisons … Eventually, the shared resources, vitality, and new possibilities that unfold … will penetrate and reinvigorate … Trying to stop [this] … is a losing game … against the plotline of God’s universe.” . . .
For those readers who care about the spiritual future of their children and grandchildren, it is vital they understand the meaning of McLaren’s spirituality in particular and the emerging/contemplative movement in general.
Brian McLaren, Jim Wallis and others have a conference coming up concerning how to reach the children. According to Associated Baptist Press:
Nationally known presenters include progressive evangelical social activists like Brian McLaren, Tony Campolo and Jim Wallis alongside children’s and youth ministry experts such as Ivy Beckwith, Joyce Bellous, Amy Dolan and Michael Novelli. McLaren, author of books including A New Kind of Christianity, said in a promotional video that in his travels he has heard a recurring theme that new forms of ministry, worship and community taking root and growing around the world are not being transmitted effectively to children and youth. 
“We are going into a revolution in the way we do church and the way we understand and practice Christian faith — a revolution that’s changing lives of so many adults, and especially young adults — but then we go down and we’re still using old, off-the-shelf curricula for children,” McLaren said. 
It was only a matter of time. As the homosexual lobby has targeted the young, so now are the missional/emergents using this strategy. You can read it all over at PrayerAware: HERE