Let’s face it. Your church is perfectly designed to get the results you are presently getting, says Dr. Herald Percy in an address to Wycliffe College. On the same topic, Kim Henderson writes in an article for the Free Methodist Church, If the results you’re getting draw new people and produce more and better disciples of Jesus – that’s wonderful. But, if you’re getting different results – ones you don’t want – it’s wise to rethink what you are doing and why you are doing it.
Along the same lines, John Bowen, director of the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College, was interested in learning what becomes of the faith of kids who grow up in church as they become adults. He surveyed young people whom he had discipled ten or 20 years earlier through Christian camps to find out why they stayed in church, or why they left. He shares the results in an interview with ChristianWeek, and in his book, Growing Up Christian.
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Growing Up Christian by John P. Bowen Young people who grow up in church seem to offer great potential for the future of Christianity. Yet often that potential goes unfulfilled. Some give up on Christian faith altogether. Many more give up on church. Others persevere with both faith and church. What makes the difference?
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