New study from the Barna Group about the aspirations of teenagers makes a connection between two widely held aspirations, relationship with God and engaging the world outside their own country:
Having a connection with God and international travel emerged as second-level priorities. Nearly three-quarters of teenagers felt they would have a close, personal relationship with God (72%) in the next decade or so. About seven out of 10 youths (71%) said they will definitely or probably have traveled to other countries by their mid-twenties.
You can read the rest of the results of the study here.
So, do these two things have a connection? Recent scholarship (like this one) have show that for young adults a vibrant faith is one that engages internationally. How do you see this playing out in your life, in your congregation?