What will it take for you to decide to offer opportunities which will equip grandparents so they are able to intentionally hand confident faith to the children they love? Clearly the research shows Gen Z is turning from the faith they once had to atheism at double the rate of any previous generation – and Barna believes this will be triple the rate by 2030 – which is not far away. There are absolutely families in your church who are experiencing the pain of this statistic playing out with the ones they love. So, if these things are not enough, what will it take?
Will it take a child or young adult you love turning away from their faith before you see this for what it is – a call for churches to equip grandparents – and parents – so they know how to hand down confident faith AND commit to teaching the “whys” at church? What will it take?
Today, this very moment, there are enough reasons for you to make your church a place where families are equipped to be intentional about handing down confident faith and a place where the “whys” are taught in every class and from the pulpit. Enough families – actually far too many families – have experienced this pain of watching someone they love turn from their faith. This does not have to continue to happen, but for it to turn around, your church must make changes.
So, what will it take?