How does childhood spirituality affect adulthood? Does it even have an impact??
According to a study by BARNA, “those who attended Sunday school or other religious programs as children or as teens were much more likely than those without such experiences to have an active faith as adults.” From this, we can gather than engaging children in a program, such as Discovery Clubs, can have a long-term effect on their lives, well into adulthood.
Inversely, measures of disassociation were also linked in the Barna study. “The highest proportion of unchurched adults was found among those who had never attended as children or teens.”
Sustainability of faith starts young, as this study seems to show, further supporting the importance of programs like Discovery Clubs for the young members of our communities.
2nd grade class at Helena Elementary learning about how Jesus heals