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American Family Association: Now is the Time to Reach Young People Who Made ‘A Relationship with God’ a Top New Year’s Resolution

Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 09:19 AM

TUPELO, Miss. — The spiritual hunger of younger generations was confirmed in a poll of New Year’s resolutions in which one of the top three responses was “a relationship with God.” Conducted in the fall of 2021, the survey showed the other top concerns were health and finances. Ages 18-49 were more likely to make faith the focus of their resolutions than those 50 and older.

Responding to the survey results, the American Family Association (AFA, voiced optimism and a call for Christians to renew their commitment to reaching those who do not know Christ, for the sake of their eternal souls and the future of the country.

“This is very encouraging news and should spur the Christian community in America to greater evangelism,” said Ed Vitagliano, executive vice president of the American Family Association.

“Far too often, young people who fall in the categories of Millennials and Generation Z are either overlooked or openly criticized. Yet this survey reveals a spiritual hunger there, and the church should find ways to present the gospel to young people who are just as precious to God as preceding generations. These cohorts will one day be firmly in control of our nation and lead America into the future. Christians would be wise to ensure that as many of them as possible know Jesus Christ and see the world from a Christian perspective.”

For more than 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 160,000 subscribers to the AFA Journal, the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

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To interview American Family Association Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano or another AFA spokesperson, contact, Beth Harrison, 610.584.1096, ext. 105, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.  


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