After reading multiple books, articles, and blogs on this recent phenomena of Millennials leaving (and returning to) the church, I’ve come to an incredible epiphany: I’ve cracked the code. I’ve discovered the missing piece.
Why are Millennials leaving the church?
Because they’re in their 20’s!
I know what you’re thinking, I thought it was because…
- Evangelicals are too political
- Evangelicals don’t support gay marriage
- Evangelicals see the world as too black and white
- Evangelicals don’t allow questioning
- Evangelicals are too legalistic
A Long History of Rebellion
Still, these doomsday predictions that Millennials are going to leave the church and never return have a problem. Bradley R.E. Wright in his great book, Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites…and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media addresses this very subject.
What Do the Studies Actual Show?
We don’t need to scare ourselves into raising the next generation. Whether they’re falling away at record numbers or igniting a spiritual revival, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to raise the next generation and point them towards Christ.
I highly recommend reading this book!