The current Barna study indicates that nearly half of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their savior do so before reaching the age of 13 (43%), and that two out of three born again Christians (64%) made that commitment to Christ before their 18th birthday. One out of eight born again people (13%) made their profession of faith while 18 to 21 years old. Less than one out of every four born again Christians (23%) embraced Christ after their twenty-first birthday.
With numbers like these we must realize that the most important ministries we have are our ministries to reach children! I thank God for every one of our Sunday School teachers, The Lundy family with the children and the Cornwell and Fies families as they reach out to our teens.
I would like to challenge each of you to take to heart these statistics and begin to invite children and teens to come to Christ. Get involved in the ministry to reach people with the gospel message.