ScienceAmericans Are Having Fewer Children. Evangelicals Are No Exception.
Declining fertility rates and environmental crisis challenge our understandings of family, stewardship, and being a good neighbor.
Lily Jones Howard grew up in a church in southern California with a burgeoning children’s and youth ministry. The church held afternoon and evening AWANA clubs and ran separate junior high and high school youth groups. She compares that to the church she and her husband and two children attend now. The median age of members, she guesses, is about 65 or 70. “The pastor has said explicitly that children are the lifeblood of the church,” Howard said. The congregation makes an effort ...
Monday, February 3, 2020
Americans Are Having Fewer Children