Passing on the faith

Theos, a leading Christian think tank, has released some significant research about the hows and whys of parents passing on faith to their children. They looked at the attitudes and values of parents in modern society, how faith in families is currently being passed on, and what makes a difference in successfully transmitting that faith to children. The report did not just conduct new research, but also gathered data from 54 other published studies over the last 40 years to create a useful tool for us all to reflect on.

In many ways, the results are not surprising, supporting the wisdom that has been said many times before by experts in children’s and family ministry....

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