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While George sees the need for inculcating children into the Baptist faith, he said baptism is not a way of doing that. "There ought to be a way of bringing children into the bosom of the church and nurturing them, but there aren't a lot of models out there for that."

Other Southern Baptist leaders, however, believe reaching older generations is the real problem. Andy Addis, pastor of CrossPoint Church in Hutchinson, Kansas, and a task force member, said the number of preschooler baptisms is significant, "but mostly when put in perspective with the other age categories. It shows that there is little forward momentum in the other ages."

Galvan agrees: "I am convinced our inability to reach the masses of under 30 years old is a critical issue facing us." But reaching younger children is not a problem for the SBC, he said.

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