When it comes to responding to the Millennial Exodus, churches rarely know how to respond. Many churches seek answers from bloggers who seem obsessed with talking about tight pants and fog machines.
It is crucial that the church stop listening to themselves, and start listening to millennials who have left. EA Resources actually is willing to pay for millennials who will take the time to express why they have left the church. If you know someone who is willing to share, please tag them in article, and they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Church became all about ceremony, handholding, and kumbaya,” Phil said with a look of disgust. “I missed my old youth pastor. He actually knew the Bible.”
I have known a lot of atheists. The late Christopher Hitchens was a friend with whom I debated, road tripped, and even had a lengthy private Bible study.
What do you think about these points?
- They felt their churches offered superficial answers to life’s difficult questions.
- They expressed their respect for those ministers who took the Bible seriously.
- Ages 14-17 were decisive.
- The decision to embrace unbelief was often an emotional one.
- The internet factored heavily into their conversion to atheism.
As millennials leave the church, we must understand that their exit is rarely something that comes without thought or cost. Their decision to embrace unbelief is a journey that has stretched their social, emotional and mental stamina.