It is believed that young adults fall away from the Church and the Lord at a faster rate than any group. A recent Focus on the Family study tracked the religious trends of young adults aged 20-30. The results are very interesting:
“Parents who provide a home where faith is vibrantly practiced—even imperfectly—are remarkably likely to create young adults who remain serious Christians, even as they sometimes go through bumpy spots in the road….Not surprisingly, homes modeling lukewarm faith do not create enduring faith in children.”
The study noted: “This is not a crisis of faith, per se, but of parenting.
Among the study's key conclusions for ministry:
-- Churches clearly teaching the Bible (conservative evangelical churches) grew while those that do not
(mainline denominations) declined. Young adults want "uncompromising truth" that "calls them to something beyond themselves."
-- Homes with serious faith tend to produce children who carry faith into adulthood. Christians should create homes where children "witness a vibrant faith that's lived out honestly and intentionally."
-- Millennials want serious, substantive faith -- not entertainment and theatrics. "Truth trumps trappings," the study said.
When it's all said and done, the best way to see your children have a vibrant faith in later years is to live out a vibrant faith before them now. Your consistency and faithfulness will reap great dividends!
Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2013/October31/315.html#luy43MyaxVtCiqBx.99
Pastor Brent Oliver grew up in Kokomo, Indiana and is an Ordained Minister through the Assemblies of God. Before embarking on God’s plan to establish a church in Delphi, Pastor Brent served in both Peru and Logansport, Indiana encompassing over 29 years of fulltime ministry. His vision and creativity has been the benchmark for the growing ministry at Delphi First and after 23 years, his passion and leadership could not be stronger.