What is raisedUP?

raised Up logoStudies 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."

raisedUP Articles

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.

Parenting Toward the 30% – Divorce is Not an Option!

You’re probably saying, “Ken, why the heck are you blogging about divorce on Easter Sunday?”  Well by the end of this article, you’ll know why.  But first I have to get personal, and tell you about the difficulties my wife, Karen, and I had when we were first married. You see our first few years […]

Parenting Toward the 30% – Parenting is Hard, but be Encouraged

New life always brings hope for the future, and everyone is quickly excited for the baby’s birth.  That excitement wanes as the child becomes older.  The infant grows up taking on his or her own identity, and in the teen years they start to demand that others treat them as mature; therein lies the problem. […]

Parenting Toward the 30% – Parent’s Faith Effects Child’s

Trying to lead your children in “the way they should go” as Proverbs 22:6 says, starts with the parents.  Children will observe their parents faith, and determine how real it is, and if it is authentic or not. In over 23 years in student ministry, a lot of examples come to mind.  One were Parents […]