Barna reported the following: “most of the religious beliefs, behaviors and expectations that define a person’s life have been developed and embraced by the age of 13; relatively little changes after that time.”
So, if this is true, which I believe it is, a couple thoughts come to mind:
1) why do we (the church) spend so much time and resources talking to the adults when barna also reported that less than 15% of adults change anything about their lives or the way they think based on spiritual conversations?
2) why aren’t we (the church) spending more time and resources on helping children and families develop their thinking and living about God and his impact in every aspect of their lives?
Let me put a couple challenges out there:
1) if you have kids, make it a priority to get them to every possible spiritual opportunity (church, youth group, Christian concerts, etc)
2) get upset about this statistic and stop being stuck in old ways. Be teachable whether you are 12 or 82.
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