Trends Among Youth In Church

Barna Group, a research group from California that studies trends in the church, recently published the following statistics about youth in America’s churches: Current trends show that on 4% of young people will be evangelical believers by the time they are in their 30’s compared to 34% of adults today who are. 3 out of… Continue reading Trends Among Youth In Church

Reasons To Go To Church

A Parade Magazine article this past Sunday(12.21.2008) dealt with Spirituality and Health. There were interesting observations made in the article. Here they are: 1. People who attend religious services tend to be healthier than those who do not. 2. Weekly churchgoers have a lower risk of death than those who never set foot inside a… Continue reading Reasons To Go To Church

Churchgoing Kids of Nuclear Families do Best

WASHINGTON, December 17, 2008 ( – A new study from the Mapping America project, co-released by more than 30 state family policy councils, has fund that children have fewer problems at school and home when they live with both biological parents and frequently attend religious services. Dr. Nicholas Zill, the founding president of Child Trends,… Continue reading Churchgoing Kids of Nuclear Families do Best

Blacks Are the Most Religious Americans

Of all the major racial and ethnic groups in America, blacks are the most likely to report a religious affiliation, and even among black adults who are unaffiliated (12%), more than two-thirds (70%) say that religion is somewhat or very important in their lives. Only one percent of blacks identify as atheist or agnostic. [Pew… Continue reading Blacks Are the Most Religious Americans

Teens Leaving in Droves?

Are they really? A 2007 Barna poll said that young Americans (aged 16-29) are growing increasingly critical about Christianity and the Church, and are leaving the church entirely. Barna’s study wrote that their research showed ‚Äúthat despite strong levels of spiritual activity during the teen years, most twentysomethings disengage from active participation in the Christian… Continue reading Teens Leaving in Droves?