Statistics say young adults are more likely to walk away from church than stay. In Before They Say Goodbye, David Sawler of Glace Bay, N.S., helps parents and leaders prepare youth for the challenges of faith. More than 20 youth leaders, authors, and pastors from 7 countries contributed to the project. In fall, Sawler will release a study book for youth and young adults. For more discussion on retaining youth, visit Sawler’s blog: web.me.com/davidsawler/beforetheysaygoodbye/Blog/Blog.html.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) now offers downloadable audio files, PowerPoint slides, and videos from its November 2010 Hinge National Church and Mission Dialogue Conference. These free resources on becoming missional people in a changing Canadian context are available at www.evangelicalfellowship.ca.
A June Gallup poll revealed that 92 percent of people in the U.S. believe in God. The rate of belief is higher among women (94 percent) than men (90 percent), and lowest among 18–29 year-olds (84 percent).—Huffington Post