Saturday, January 21, 2012

God's Model for Passing on the Faith to the Next Generation

A lot of media attention has been given to the failure of Christians to pass on their faith to the next generation. The statistics are alarming.  And yet the church has probably never made children a greater priority or had better programs for them.

Clearly, church programs are not the problem.  The flip side of this is that church programs are not the solution

This video by Kurt Bruner shows a beautiful analogy of God's model for faith development:

There is no greater influence on the development of a child's faith than the influence of their parents.  In fact, the research shows that parents are 2-3 times more influential than even the best of youth ministry programs.  It's time for us to get back to the basics--back to God's design for passing on the faith.