Why Have Young Adults Left the Church?
Why have so many young adults left the church?
One of the most popular studies I’ve read regarding the church is why young adults end up leaving the church. Unfortunately, many pastors or youth leaders get blamed for this statistic. However, we cannot push the blame solely on church leaders without also looking at ourselves. The world is very good at creating doubt for Christians and that is really all they have to do in order to get a Christian to question their faith. Most adults do not handle objections from an unbeliever well so it is easy to see how some of our youth are questioning what truth really is.
Another interesting aspect of this study was why these young adults left the church. Many of them said no one could answer their questions or they were told not to question the faith. And just to “believe.” This makes me assume that kids are being required to hold to a blind faith without understanding why. That seems a bit unfair to our youth…