Research + News | Topic: Sticky Faith

Parents, Take Note Of The Spiritual Practices Common To Kids Who Flourish As Adults

Research indicated that children who remained faithful as young adults (identifying as a Christian, sharing their faith, remaining in church, reading the Bible, and so on) grew up in homes where certain practices were present. Read the article here.

Most Teenagers Drop Out Of Church As Young Adults

Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a new study says college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings. Read the article here.

Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our Kids

Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home. Read the article here.

Why Youth Stay In Church When They Grow Up

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church? Read the article here.

6 Questions College Students Must Be Ready To Answer

Students must be armed with at least six apologetics to be ready to answer the hardest questions they’ll face from professors as well as fellow students. Read the article from Cameron Cole on The Gospel Coalition website here.

Helping Kids Keep the Faith

Helping_Kids_Keep_FaithFuller Youth Institute published an article by Curtis Miller revealing “four research insights every parent needs to know.” From the article:

1. Parents’ influence is crucial

2. Bland faith doesn’t transfer

3. The power of a close relationship 

4. Love the prodigal 

Read the full article here.

Top 10 Ways Teenagers Want Adults to Connect with Them

Brad Griffin, Associate Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, reminds readers of the Search Institute’s Teen Voice research that asked teens what they think they need from adults.

Read the Top 10 list here.

Learn more about the Teen Voice research here.