Will our faith have children?

In 1993, the Methodist Church in Ireland published a survey called “Will our faith have children?” looking at the impact or lack of it on the next generation in church life. Now some 25 years later IMYC is repeating the survey – The Big Survey.  There is no doubt that the connection of young people with their local Methodist church has continued to decline.  Statistics show that for the three years, 2013-16, the number of children in all groups associated with church from Sunday School to the uniformed organisations had declined by about a third.

However, writing in the…

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