Men your family is counting on you!
- Posted by Fisher
- On February 25, 2016
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Our job as Men… as Fathers, Brothers, Husbands and Friends is crucial to fighting the war for souls that Jesus Christ is counting on us to fight! Personally, I found this statistic to be a Game Changer, allowing me to understand my role in Salvation History: When the Father is absent from the role of taking his children to church, regardless of how faithful the Mother is, only 2% of children grow up to become regular worshipers… HOWEVER, when the Father is actively involved in his faith and plays an active role of modeling this through regular church attendance with his family, the number of children that will grow up to become regular worshipers jumps to 65%!
The following video featuring MMOS 2015 speaker, Peter Herbeck, who returns to Memphis with the Crossing the Goal team for MMOS 2016, exemplified this message. I hope that you will watch it and it hits home with you!
The Gospel calls us to Missionary Discipleship! Answer that call with me on Saturday, March 19th. Share this with your Friends and help us fight the war for souls that Jesus Christ is counting on us to fight!
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The study reveals that “It is the religious practice of the father of the family that, above all, determines the future attendance at or absence from church of the children.” ( The study appears in Volume 2 of Population Studies No. 31, a book titled The Demographic Characteristics of National Minorities in Certain European States, edited by Werner Haug and others, published by the Council of Europe Directorate General III, Social Cohesion, Strasbourg, January 2000.)
The study reported:
1. If both father and mother attend regularly, 33 percent of their children will end up as regular churchgoers, and 41[sgmb id=”1″]
percent will end up attending irregularly. Only a quarter of their children will end up not practicing at all.
2. If the father is irregular and mother regular, only 3 percent of the children will subsequently become regulars
themselves, while a further 59 percent will become irregulars. Thirty-eight percent will be lost.
3. If the father is nonpracticing and mother regular, only 2 percent of children will become regular worshipers, and 37 percent will attend irregularly. Over 60 percent of their children will be lost completely to the church!
4. What happens if the father is regular but the mother irregular or nonpracticing? Extraordinarily, the percentage of
children becoming regular goes up from 33 percent to 38 percent with the irregular mother and to 44 percent with
the nonpracticing, as if loyalty to the father’s commitment grows in proportion to the mother’s laxity or indifference to religion.