Flip the Statistic

Over the last decade, studies have shown that churches have failed to fulfill primary function of the church for kids: to make lasting disciples of Christ.

Surveys estimate that seventy-percent of church attending teenagers leave the church after high school. Only thirty-percent of American teenagers remain in the church.

What would happen if we flipped the statistic? What if seventy-percent stuck with Christ and the church after high school?

How would this impact the church? How would this change American culture?

By advancing Gospel-centered youth ministry, Rooted is helping churches more effectively make lasting followers of Jesus Christ.

Join the movement — help Rooted flip the statistic.

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Give to the Rooted “Flip the Statistic” Campaign today.

Cameron Cole has been the Director of Youth Ministries for eighteen years at the Church of the Advent, and in January of 2016 his duties expanded to include Children, Youth, and Families. He is the founding chairman of Rooted Ministry, an organization that promotes gospel-centered youth ministry. He is the co-editor of “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practice Guide” (Crossway, 2016). Cameron is the author of Therefore, I Have Hope: 12 Truths that Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy (Crossway, 2018), which won World Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year (Accessible Theology) and was runner up for The Gospel Coalition’s Book of the Year (First-Time Author). He is also the co-editor of The Jesus I Wish I Knew in High School (New Growth Press) and the author of Heavenward: How Eternity Can Change Your Life on Earth (Crossway, 2024). Cameron is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University undergrad, and summa cum laude graduate from Wake Forest with an M.A. in Education. He holds a Masters in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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