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The Power of 5

This week, I am rocking it out to “dubstep” worship music at a ministry conference in Atlanta, Georgia. If you don’t know what dubstep is, you are either old, boring, or my own mother. (Just Kidding) 

During this conference, we continue to review a statistic that came from two national surveys a few years back from Rethink and Lifeway. Those studies examined adults who stayed in church after they grew up in the church.

The studies showed that for the majority of adults who continued in their relationship with Christ past adolescence and beyond high school, each had 5 adults who they were in relationship with. These adults served as mentors, teachers, pastors, etc. in the ministry of the local church and beyond. These people modeled a proper relationship with Christ and most importantly, they allowed children and teens to feel accepted and feel worth something in the world.

These 5+ leaders don’t have to be at the same time but over the course of a child/teen’s time in church they need to have had significant relationships with 5 or more adults.

Parents make a list of small group leaders, teachers, pastors, mentors, etc. that pour into the life of each of your children. Are your children on track with having enough Godly influence in their life to support their spiritual development and upbringing?

 

This week, I am rocking it out to “dubstep” worship music at a ministry conference in Atlanta, Georgia. If you don’t know what dubstep is, you are either old, boring, or my own mother. (Just Kidding) 
During this conference, we continue to review a statistic that came from two national surveys a few years back from Rethink and Lifeway. Those studies examined adults who stayed in church after they grew up in the church.
The studies showed that for the majority of adults who continued in their relationship with Christ past adolescence and beyond high school, each had 5 adults who they were in relationship with. These adults served as mentors, teachers, pastors, etc. in the ministry of the local church and beyond. These people modeled a proper relationship with Christ and most importantly, they allowed children and teens to feel accepted and feel worth something in the world.
These 5+ leaders don’t have to be at the same time but over the course of a child/teen’s time in church they need to have had significant relationships with 5 or more adults.
Parents make a list of small group leaders, teachers, pastors, mentors, etc. that pour into the life of each of your children. Are your children on track with having enough Godly influence in their life to support their spiritual development and upbringing?

 
Cyle Young
Cyle Young

Cyle a binge writer, pastor, and cinnamon roll savant. He spends his day devising how to make the world a better place through the Gospel of Jesus and creating fantastic adventure for his fantasy characters in The Last Waveson novels.

He is co-creator of All Out Sports and an avid indoorsman. :) He likes air conditioning more than fleas, ticks, or wasps.

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