I read this article over the weekend, and wanted to share it with the EA Network. The title of the article is fascinates me. Instead of assuming that we ask emerging adults to lead the church, we should assume that they are already leading the church. We should then ask the question, “Where are they leading us?”
The answer is simply that many of them are leaving established religious organizations. There is plenty of research to support this fact – which I often refer to the Millennial Exodus. If you want to read about the Millennial Exodus, and read stories of why they are leaving, search the website under Millennial Exodus.
Here is the article.
Most of the studies I have seen on young adults and faith indicate that young people are leaving the church in record numbers. According to the source, anywhere from 60-70% of young people drop out of church in their college years. Almost weekly another article surfaces explaining the latest reasons young people are leaving churches. Surely there is a lot to lament here, but I’m not sure these doomsday reports tell the full story.