Ten Most Common Reasons Young Adults Leave the Church

Here are the ten most common reasons the dechurched said they left the church between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two: 1. Simply wanted a break from church. 2. Church members seemed judgmental or hypocritical. 3. Moved to college and stopped attending church. 4. Work responsibilities prevented me from attending. 5. Moved too far away… Continue reading Ten Most Common Reasons Young Adults Leave the Church

The Perils of ‘Wanna be Cool’ Christianity

‘How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different sort: Young people pouring out of their churches, never to return. As a… Continue reading The Perils of ‘Wanna be Cool’ Christianity

Seven Sins of Dying Churches

The Book, “Essential Church? Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts” by authors, Thom S. Rainer and Sam Rainer III, ¬†identifies seven sins of dying churches that serve as the driving factors behind losing the generational battle – the battle for every generation to see the significance of the church. Sin 1: Doctrine Dilution “Teaching anything less… Continue reading Seven Sins of Dying Churches

Communicating to Change Lives

Why do preachers preach? Since the goal of preaching is to change lives, preaching is the ultimate tool for church growth. But how can you be effective in communication through preaching? Listed below are eight questions to ask about your preaching. Who will I be preaching to? Asking questions like, “What are their needs?”, “What… Continue reading Communicating to Change Lives