A recent study found over half of millennials who grew up in church dropped out.
The study, conducted by Barna, a research group who tracks the role of faith in America, found that 59 percent of millennials have dropped out because they believe the church is irrelevant, they "feel God is missing in the church, or they have a sense that any doubt is prohibited."
An article on Faithit by Sam Eaton cited the study and listed possible reasons for millennials ditching the church including:
- Churches don't care what millennials think
- They think churches should't need their own mission statement
- Fighting poverty isn't priority
- Cultures are constantly blamed by the older generation
- They want to be mentored, not preached at
- They want to feel valued
- Failing to adapt, etc...
All in all many millennials are spiritual, but don't practice religion.
Perhaps millennials have dropped out of church so that they might find Jesus.— Jory Micah (@jorymicah) February 20, 2017
if i see 1 more article on why millennials are leaving the church I’m gonna vomit. don’t waste time reading them, get busy defying the odds.— Russell Johnson (@russellbjohnson) February 18, 2017
Too many church leaders want to reach Millennials without changing what they do or how they do it. - Thom Rainer— Josh Reid (@joshuamreid) February 22, 2017
As a millennial I agree