Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Ages 18-22 Make or Break
But here is some more good news. I was at an Orange Tour event this fall (something for ministry leaders) and heard some very insightful research that had been done. “Among young adults ages 23-30 who stayed in church during ages 18-22, only 6 percent do not currently attend church.”
Let me break that down for you. While most kids are walking away from God after high school, those that are staying connected from ages 18-22 will most likely continue to be life-long Christ-followers--94% of them, in fact. So, a very critical age is 18-22. As parents and church leaders, we must concentrate hard on effective ways to keep our young adults connected to Jesus during the years when they are making such major life-altering decisions. What person in that age category can you help connect to God right now? Give them a call, connect with them on Facebook, invite them out for a chat--push them towards Jesus!