May 31, How does God transform the lives of Christians? People under the age of 40 are different than those Christians over 40 by being less satisfied spiritually and also rating their spiritual health less favorably. Families and Churches Working Together Citing research showing that a large proportion of church-going people dropout of church between the ages of 18 and 24, Barna stated that the research underscored the importance of families, not churches, taking the lead in the spiritual development of children. It is clear that traditional Youth Ministry were wrong to separate the youth from the rest of the church as well as from the nuclear family. They now track their triplets who entered college simultaneously in three different states, leaving them in an apocalyptic empty nest. Thus, instead of Youth Ministry leading the youth in a spiritual relationship closer to God, which would be in line with the purpose of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ in Matthew But the other unavoidable fact is that non-Christians assume we are trying to live like Jesus to get into heaven, like the good-works motivation of other religions and cults.
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Through the media and other influences, the secularized American view of history, law, politics, science, God and man affects our thinking more than we realize. This is a tragedy for the Church. While most Americans are relatively content with their spirituality "as is," millions aspire to grow spiritually. One of the most damaging effects of the Church taking the responsibility of the spiritual education of the children, is that the fathers have neglected their responsibility to train their own children in the ways of the Lord.
The consequence has been millions of Boomers who said the prayer, asked for forgiveness and went on with their life, with virtually nothing changed. They have an emotional high conversion experience, weekend retreat, etc. While most Americans are relatively content with their spirituality "as is," millions aspire to grow spiritually. Someone with a biblical worldview believes his primary reason for existence is to love and serve God. You can also join us for the official, full-scale release of the study at the Set Free Summit in early April.