I'd like your thoughts about this:
- What reasons would cause you to consider leaving your church?
- What reasons would cause you to stay?
Look at this sobering statement:
"According to Rainer Research 70 percent of youth leave church by the time they are twenty-two years old. Barna Group estimates that 80 percent of those reared in the church will be 'disengaged' by the time they are twenty-nine years old. Unlike older church dropouts, these young 'leavers' are unlikely to seek out alternative forms of Christian community, such as home churches and small groups. When they leave church, many leave the faith as well."
– Drew Dyck in Generation EX-Christian: Why Young Adults are Leaving the Faith… and How to Bring Them Back (Moody, 2010), p17.