And as a whole, they have conflicting recollections about the churches they attended in high school. LifeWay Research surveyed more than 2, American adults between the ages of 23 and 30 who attended a Protestant church twice a month or more for at least a year as a teenager. Today, 39 percent say they consider themselves a devout Christian with a strong faith in God. Fewer consider themselves Christian, but not particularly devout 27 percent. Even fewer say they believe in God but are uncertain of Christianity 14 percent or say they consider themselves spiritual, but not religious 11 percent. Two-thirds 66 percent of those who attended church regularly in high school dropped out for at least one year as a young adult.
Reaching out to young adults will screw up your church | The Christian Century
Jump to navigation. In fact, making a congregation welcoming for young adults necessarily means it will become less comfortable for the current members. First story: the ministry I lead hosts a book group that meets in a back room at a local coffee shop. We read books related to religion in a very open-minded atmosphere. Few of our book group members attend church. Most are highly suspicious of organized religion.
Young Adults Keep Christian Label, Shed Many Practices
Published in a research report, the study is based on a survey of 15, young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 across 25 different countries and nine languages. The study analyzes the values that millennials and Generation Z adults are bringing with them into adulthood and what their relationship to faith is like. The research aims to equip pastors and church leaders to better understand the young adults of today. Although young adults seem to be in tune to issues of poverty and conflict around the globe, the study indicates that a large portion of young adults today are experiencing weaker levels of connectivity with the society around them. Additionally, the survey suggests that churches are struggling to not only adequately respond to the questions of many young adults today but are also struggling to raise up the next generation of church leaders.
Such as: 94 percent some say 86 percent of evangelical youth drop out of church after high school, never to return. The problem? Those stats are urban legends.