Here is a link to an article on YouthWorker.com that discusses the reasons for having Rites of Passage in the church.
It is written by Stephanie Caro who is a youth worker, author, and speaker.
I am a strong believer in reintroducing Rites of Passages into the church and our families. If we are going to help emerging adults step into adulthood, then we must give them clear directions and expectations. Rites of passage are part of this process.
Here are a few links to read more about Rites of Passage.
Dr. G. David Boyd is the Founder and Managing Director of EA Resources, a non-profit designed to provide resources to churches, families, and emerging adults.