When Do Americans Become Christian?

When Do Americans Become Christian?

How old are people when they get saved?

A survey by the International Bible Society indicates that 83% of all Christians make their commitment to Jesus between the ages of 4 and 14. The Barna Research Group surveys demonstrate that American children ages 5 to 13 have a 32% probability of accepting Christ, but youth or teens aged 14 to 18 have only a 4% probability of doing so. Adults age 19 and over have just a 6% probability of becoming Christians.

Many people serving as cross-cultural missionaries have testified that they first felt God calling them to missionary service during that 4-14 age period. Because the 4-14 slice of the pie is so large, many have started referring to it as the "4-14 Window." This data illustrates the importance of influencing children to consider making a decision to follow Christ.

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Source for pie chart: Nazarene Church Growth Research

Holiness Today, Nov/Dec 2017