This was a great read, so much so that I decided to share it with those interested in supporting college students. In our context, why are so many students growing up "in church" but then falling "out of church?" Well, this study might help us not only see what is happening, but provide a very basic solution. You can also read the full article at it's original source by clicking here.
More and more research is disclosing something the Christian church would rather deny. Church activity does not necessarily result in spiritual growth.
These three things are precisely what we are trying to do at Soma. Soma's mission statement speaks to this. Seeking Truth must involve Bible study and a reliance on God's Word. Sharing Life is a way to emphasize relationships and Spreading Love is what we do to those who our outside the community as we invite them in. The third part requires YOU! We need spiritual mentors who are able to coach these young people in their faith. When we talk about support, finding a student to help mentor and partner with is what we really mean.