80% of all conversions to Christianity take place before the age of 24.
The average age of conversion in the USA is 15, with just under 70% of all conversions taking place before age 18.
A study by Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky found that after the age of 23 it is highly unlikely a person will change their taste in music, food or fashion.
What we must recognise is that teenagers, of all age groups, are the most receptive to new things. The teenage years provide the church with a narrow window of opportunity when an individual is ready and willing to make pivotal life changes that will shape their future hugely.
People in their teenage years are like wet cement, who once set in a course of life are then very resistant to any change.
I refuse to build a youth group. EMPIRE is a youth ministry committed to bringing the gospel to the most opportune demographic on earth!
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