Barna research tells us “roughly four out of ten young Christians fall into the nomad category.” They still call themselves Christians but they are far less active in church than they were during high school. Nomads have become ‘lost’ to church participation. Some don’t even go. It happens when we fail to adequately “[prepare] young Christians for life beyond youth group.” Researcher David Kinnaman discovered “only a small minority of young Christians were taught to think about matters of faith, calling, and culture.” Biblical illiteracy is a major cause. Why? So many churches provide entertainment for kids, not real biblical teaching. More importantly, Christian families aren’t spending as much time studying God’s Word. Let’s use Deuteronomy 6 to be our guide: teach God’s Word diligently to our children.
Based on “Five Myths about Young Adult Church Dropouts,” Barna.org
Suggested Reading: Deuteronomy 6:6-9
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