Thursday, November 4, 2010

Why Believer’s Children Go to Church (or Don’t)

Do you know the main reason children of believers continue to go to church after they have left the family home?

According to Professor John Bowen’s research based on 333 interviews of young people who grew up Christian it’s not because of the church or the people.
The main reason children of believers go to church is because they have a relationship with God.

The main reason children of believers, who don’t go to church, don’t go to church is because of the church (not because they have given up on God).

Professor John Bowen, Associate Professor of Evangelism at Wycliffe College (University of Toronto) and Director of the Wycliffe College Institute of Evangelism, has written a book called, “Growing up Christian: Why Young People Stay in Church, Leave Church and (Sometimes) Come Back to Church.

My conclusion: let’s always meet God at church.


Anonymous said...

It all boils down to the work of the Holy Spirit! Good thing we as parents can take comfort in that - it's not what we did or didn't do, it's all up to God!!

Marian said...