"'What do we do about our kids?' The group of parents sat together in my office, wiping their eyes....they weren’t talking about 16-year-olds drinking and partying. They were talking about youth church attendance. Each had a story to tell about a 'good Christian' child, raised in their home and in our church, who had walked away from the faith during the college years." - Church Leaders
"The problem with Millennials dropping their church affiliation began with their parents, with most drop-outs being seldom taken to church as children. And, yet, there is one factor that contributes to dropping out of church even on the part of young adults whose parents took them to church: Marrying outside the faith." - Gene Veith
New Barna Research: "Forty-seven percent of respondents with some connection to Christianity say they feel the Church 'cannot answer their questions' or spiritual doubts. According to the study, one in three young adults (32 percent) said 'hypocrisy of religious people' causes them to doubt things of a spiritual dimension.
"In his analysis of data from the General Social Survey of five-year windows in which individuals were born spanning from 1965 to 1984 and published by the Barna Group, Ryan Burge...shows that younger generations raised in the church aren’t typically returning to church when compared with members of the 'Baby boomer' generation." - Christian Post
"The five most frequently chosen specific reasons for dropping out were: moving to college and no longer attending (34 percent); church members seeming judgmental or hypocritical (32 percent); no longer feeling connected to people in their church (29 percent); disagreeing with the church’s stance on political or social issues (25 percent); and work responsibilities (24 percent)." - CPost