You’ve invested in their spiritual growth and development. Now your students are reaching the milestone of high school graduation. What’s next for them? Will they stay connected to church?
In a recent study by Lifeway, approximately 70% of students leave the church after high school. Many of those polled said the reason they no longer attended church was because they went away to college. There was a disconnect at this point in their life. They need a bridge.
We want to reverse this trend. We may not be able to change all of the reasons students fall away, but we can do our best to keep students connected to Christ and His church once they leave high school. Our incoming students sign up was created to help bridge the gap between high school and college. The goal is to connect graduating high school seniors with the BSM at the campus they plan to attend, and help them get to know people before they get to campus. Please use your influential relationship to encourage their continued spiritual journey by engaging in BSM and church activities. (Churches with a long list of students to enter can email us at collegeministry[at]texasbaptists.org to find out how to send your info in bulk.)
If you're working with college students in your local church or thinking of starting a ministry to college students we have some resources to help you. See our TX College Church Website for more information. http://www.txcollegechurch.org