Grace: Join the 85/15 Movement

85-15-2048x768The ugly truth is, approximately 85% of kids brought up in church will walk away after turning 18. As tragic as this truth is, the good news is that God has created a game plan to fight against this statistic. With the help of people willing to invest in the next generation, we can work together to eliminate this unsettling truth.

85/15 is a movement designed to help Grace Community Church to better invest in children and students. Because even though every child will leave home at some point, not every child has to leave the church.

Because when a student leaves the church they leave the place where they’ll find:
Truth for life’s biggest questions
Unconditional love and acceptance
The wisdom they’ll need to navigate hard decisions

We believe that the church is the place that offers hope for everyone and we want the future generations to be plugged-in to a place like that. That’s why our church is committed to partnering with families to help the next generation follow Jesus. We want to do everything in our ability to help kids from preschool through college experience church the way Christ intended it to be, so they won’t walk away after high school. For us to reach that goal, everyone at Grace has a part to play: Pray, Recruit, Volunteer, and for parents, Partner.

I encourage you to spend some time this week learning about the four ways you can link arms with 85/15 by visiting our website:

Also, if you would like to set up a Test Drive to see our Preschool, Elementary, Student, or College Ministry in action, then simply contact me (the Children’s and Preschool Pastor at GCC): or 1-931-802-3585 (cell).


Check out these videos and see if you recognize any of our kids and students at GCC:


About Adam Bayne

I'm the Children's Pastor at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, TN, a heavyweight Disney nerd, a lightweight sports fan, and an all-out fan of my wife and two daughters.
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