Why Are We Losing Our Young People?

E. Riverdale Maryland Bulletin

The Boulevard church of Christ in Baton Rouge recently engaged in a thorough study of the problem in that congregation. This study produced some rather interesting statistics. Over the years they found they had been losing about 38 percent of their young people. The loss figure one year was as high as 43 percent. Why?

They found that where BOTH PARENTS were faithful and active, 93 percent of their children REMAINED FAITHFUL. Where only ONE PARENT was active and faithful, 74 percent of their children continued in the Christian life. Where parents were reasonably faithful but inactive in the Lordís work, 53 percent continued their relationship with Christ and His church. Where parents only attended Bible classes OCCASIONALLY the children remained faithful in only 6 percent of the cases!

February 8, 1973