Teens Leaving in Droves?

Are they really?

A 2007 Barna poll said that young Americans (aged 16-29) are growing increasingly critical about Christianity and the Church, and are leaving the church entirely. Barna’s study wrote that their research showed “that despite strong levels of spiritual activity during the teen years, most twentysomethings disengage from active participation in the Christian faith during their young adult years – and often beyond that. In total, six out of ten twentysomethings were involved in a church during their teen years, but have failed to translate that into active spirituality during their early adulthood.”

This may be true of liturgical churches who are not appealing to the passionate side of youth… the burning desire for something real. But the reality of life in Pentecostal churches is that the youth are flocking to this real experiential faith.

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