Research shows that only 2% of American parents pass on biblical worldviews to their children
May 23, 2022
Denver— Atroubling new report revealed that a large number of parents are not passing on a biblical worldview to their children. The study found while 67% of American parents with pre-teens identify as Christian, only 2% possess a biblical worldview.
For Youth For Christ (YFC, www.yfc.net), a staple in the missional ministry community in America for 77 years, these statistics only further their dedication to come alongside youth during pivotal moments in their lives and share the love of Christ through meaningful relationships. With summer just on the horizon for most students, YFC Campsprovide a fun and unique way for youth to learn more about Christ through godly, compassionate adult leaders.
Seth Baker, Chief Ministry Strategist of YFC USA, commented, “Whether going to camp as a kid or speaking, leading and serving at camp for Youth for Christ, I love it. At camp, the hopeless is suddenly possible as God seems to delight in doing the miraculous. As one of my mentors used to say, ‘The veil between heaven and earth just gets thinner at camp.’”
Baker continued, “It is so important for our leaders to be intentional, prayerful, relational, and boldly Christ-centered as youth from all walks of life come to build relationships, make memories, and grow in their walks with Christ. Imagine if every adult lived their lives in this way and how it would impact the youth of America. What if we were intentionally prayerful about every kid in our ministry throughout the year? What if we committed to relational discipleship radically focused on Jesus as the DNA of all we do? What if we were unreservedly bold about the Gospel every day?
“Maybe then the things that make camp so special would start to make a random Sunday evening in April miraculous. Maybe we’d see spiritual breakthroughs after a volleyball game in November. Maybe the hopeless would become possible for kids on a random Friday night. Maybe the veil between heaven and earth would get thinner over coffee. All we have to do as followers of Christ is obey the calling to reach out to the young people in our lives and show them the love of God that we have undeservedly received.”
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YFC chapters impact thousands of communities across the nation, seeking out and serving youth from all walks of life. Young people are silently struggling through a wide variety of challenging issues—and through the YFC ministry God empowers, they see the living power of a loving God. YFC trains its leaders in a proven, relational ministry model called 3Story®, which encourages staff and volunteers to be good news while also sharing the stories of the Good News of Jesus. It involves building relationships through the ups and downs of everyday life to lead people to Christ.
YFC has been a pillar of missional ministry since 1944, when the Rev. Billy Graham served as YFC’s first full-time staff member. Since then, Youth For Christ has continued to be both a rural and urban ministry on mission, and it is always about the message of Jesus. YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to the Word of God and prayer, passion for sharing the love of Christ, and commitment to social involvement. Youth For Christ operates in over 100 nations and has over 130 chapters that impact communities across America.