For the second time in as many weeks, I have come across the reality that our Sunday schools are failing our children and our families. The first instance was in a presentation by Ken Ham entitled Already Gone: Why Your Kids Will Quit Church and What You Can Do to Stop It, put out by Worldview Weekend. In it, Ham tells of the studies done that show by the time our children have made it to college, they are already gone. Ham writes:
Indeed, as our survey revealed, there is a “Sunday school syndrome” contributing to the epidemic of young people leaving the church. Our survey numbers are statistically significant (and are absolutely contrary to what we would have expected). This is a brutal wake-up call for the church, showing how our programs of Christian education are failing dismally.