18 Oct

FBC Caldwell Church is hosting the annual Ladies Retreat to be held on Oct 15 and 26, 2013.

One of the workshops that will be presented is “Living a Life Worthy of Legacy”.

Below is the summary of the workshop:

“Why are so many young people falling away from the faith?”

Two studies conducted by both the Barna Group and USA Today, found that nearly 75 percent of Christian young people leave the church after high school.

The Good News: Faith that Sticks  

Recent research out of Fuller Theological Seminary examined the long-term faith of teenagers, and the results were compiled in the book “Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids” by Kara E. Powell and Chap Clark. In their study, they followed hundreds of committed Christ followers from high school all the way through college. They found that about 60 percent of students will walk away from their faith and many of them will not return. However, (this is the good news) others had what they termed a “sticky” faith. When they were faced with real life hardships, temptations, and questions, their faith remained as firm as ever.

Factors common in most of the students with sticky faith are:

1. Students with sticky faith are raised in a faith culture that emphasizes a relationship with Christ as opposed to an adherence to a set of rules.

2. Students with sticky faith are surrounded by an intergenerational faith community.

3. The most important factor by far in each of the lives of teens who developed sticky faith is a parent who is willing to walk with them through their faith journey.

As Focus on the Family’s Glenn Stanton, Director of Family Formation Studies, puts it:

 You can’t pass on what you don’t have. 

If we (parents) are living it out ourselves, there actually is a strong likelihood that faith will stick.

Bill Gothard  God compares children to arrows in the hand of a mighty man. (See Psalm 127:4.) A mighty warrior does not keep his arrows in his house. He carefully sends them out on important missions and then retrieves them for the next assignment. “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come” (Psalms 71:18).

Steve MaxwellGod illustrates our tendency to follow by likening us to sheep. “But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock” (Psalms 78:52). God did not design sheep to be bright animals. One general characteristic of sheep is that they follow. “And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice” (John 10:4).



1.  LEGACY OF WALKING WITH GOD: Ecclesiastes 12:13  “Let us hear the conclusion    of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

2.  LEGACY OF WORSHIPPING AND GLORIFYING THE LORD: Psalm 40:2 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

3.  LEGACY OF FULFILLING THE GREAT COMMISSION: Matthew16:15 “Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.

4.  LEGACY OF PERSEVERANCE UNTIL THE END:  Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end.”

WHBB is a ministry and a family legacy that fulfills God’s purposes in our lives.

 It has benefited my family in several ways:

  • Promotes accountability because it demands higher standard for the disciple, the parent.
  • Fun, quality family activity that has eternal value.
  • Builds family relationship.
  • God adds to our talent in the area of music.
  • Fulfills our purpose and gives JOY to the giver and recipient.
  • Builds faith because of full reliance on Gods direction.

 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

 Ecclesiastes 12:13 


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