Studies have shown that 70% of Christian raised young adults walk away from their faith shortly after graduating from high school. That means that only 30% continue their walk with Christ as young adults.
We are informing people about this problem, and challenging parents of preschool, elementary, junior high and high school students to intentionally prepare their children for the ultimate day when they graduate from high school—a time when they will be on their own, and will be responsible for their own decisions. Will they be among the 70% that walk away from God, or the 30% that stay in a relationship with Jesus Christ? What are you as parents doing right now to prepare them for that ultimate day?
Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it." What does it mean to "Train up a child in the way he should go?" As a parent, what steps can you take now, when your child is young, to prepare them?
Young Adults of Worth Ministries is bringing awareness to the issue, and we are challenging parents to intentionally train their children starting at a young age, in "the way they should go." We are calling them to parent in a Biblical way, not just on Sunday mornings, but all of the time.
We hope to help you in this journey, by providing Biblical guidance on what you can do to increase the chances of your child ending up in the 30%. No one can give you a magic formula or a guarantee; however, God gives us lots of parenting principles in His word. He does let us know what it means to "Train up a child in the way he should go."
Below are recent articles from our blog to help you parent your child toward being part of the 30% that continue to walk with Christ as young adults.
Parent Compass recently came out with this video that is a must see for any parent. It is a chat with Cameron Arnett (the movie star who played the blind man in the movie Overcomer) and his wife BJ. Hear how he got out of torment: “It impacted me drastically. I turned from one man […]
We have all heard that God said “Fathers should not provoke their children to anger.” However, we seldom think much about the second part of that verses in Ephesians. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from […]
Many non-Christians call Christians hypocrites when they see us sinning or committing mistakes. What they don’t realize is that we are no different than they are, and we do not claim to be perfect. In fact even though we are Christians, we are still imperfect and still sin. We are still flawed, make mistakes and […]
Even though all of us sin and fall short of God’s standard, God loves us and places a great value on us. In His eyes, we are all people of worth. The Bible illustrates this many times. One example would be the story of Peter. Read the story below from John 13 to 21, and […]
Dr. William Lane Craig, Q&A about God and the Coronavirus
History certainly offers many avenues to follow when a pandemic seems to take over the entire globe. COVID-19 started December of 2019 in China and is still spreading across the world. Today, we still live in fear and anxiety in isolation away from others. I pray that we will be able to celebrate Mother’s Day […]
All of us struggle from time to time with tough questions about God. In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner Wallace takes questions from an audience at a Fearless Faith seminar at Calvary Chapel Chino Hills. He is accompanied by Frank Turek and Mike Adams. Together they answer: Can a Christian lose […]
Have you shared your faith recently with a non-believer? If not, it is not surprising. More and more Christians feel that sharing their faith is optional, and that it is not their responsibility to share the Gospel with others. If you don’t believe me, check out this article from Barna. Also almost half of Millennials […]
You’ve probably heard the statistics that 70% of Christian raised young adults leave their faith after High School. Well after 25 years of student ministry, I can tell you that it is getting worse, and not better. It doesn’t seem to matter what Evangelical denomination you are a part of, whether your church is large […]
If you followed YAOW for any length of time, you know we are passionate about keeping more young adults in a relationship with Jesus Christ. We feel the parent’s role is critical in raising their child the way God directs; from little child to adulthood. This reduces the chance that their child will walk away […]