Strong Enough to Last
Building Spiritual Depth into Our Kids
David J. Boyd
General Council of The Assemblies of God
The Barna group recently released shocking statistics: Less than half of born-again teenagers (44 percent) say they are absolutely committed to the Christian faith. Only one in every three teens (33 percent) say they are likely to continue to participate in church life once they are living on their own. These alarming numbers bring all kinds of questions to mind:
- What can the church do to develop spiritually strong kids?
- How can Kids Ministry Leaders work with parents to keep kids in church ?
- What tools will help us provide adequate spiritual training?
David Boyd, for the past eighteen years, has served as director of the national Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge (BGMC) for the General Council of the Assemblies of God. He holds an MA in theological studies from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Mary, reside in Springfield, Missouri.