Great Days for Youth Ministry!

Adults over 30 grossly underestimate the impact of the Bible on youth!

Young adults are twice as likely to believe that the Bible has “a lot” of impact on American youth than adults 29 and older, according to the annual Bible survey from the American Bible Society and the Barna Group.

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Adults aged 18-28 are far more likely to believe that the Bible has even “some” impact on American youth than adults 29 and older—50% more likely!

The attitude of young adults regarding the Bible’s impact on youth shows that middle-aged and senior adults are unnecessarily pessimistic about reaching young people with the Word of God.

According to the survey, these young adults are more interested than other adults in what the Bible has to say about each of the following topics:
• Illness and Death
• Family Conflict
• Dating and Relationship
• Romance and Sexuality
• Dealing with Divorce
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The State of the Bible, 2013: A study of U.S. Adults
Research commissioned by American Bible Society, Research conducted by Barna Group

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About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA
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