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85% Rule

By Doug Franklin May 26, 2010

We have all heard the stat about students accepting Jesus.  It’s something like “85% of people who accept Christ do it before the age of 18.” The question I wonder about though is who are the most influential people in the life of a student under the age of 18? Parents are very influential but peers seem to be the ones with the most influence. So could it be that your spiritually-minded students are the most powerful tools in Gods hands? Makes you think.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More