According to The Oregonian, "Just 30 percent of households in Oregon have children, the lowest rate among all but seven states..The picture is even starker in Portland, where only one in four homes includes a child 17 or younger."
Many churches believe that the only way to grow is to attract families with children. However, what about the 75% of homes which have no children ?
This note is the opinion of the author and does not purport to represent the opinions of Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church.