Quit dating the church
To date, the Evangelic-Lutheran Church is attended by nearly 3,9 million parishioners, including those living abroad.
Since 2016 about 34 thousand people have quit the church, with only 2 thousand having joined it.
From time to time I revisit the question: why are young adults walking away from religion?
Although the answer(s) vary from person to person, there are some general trends that I think apply in most cases.n the list below, when I refer to “we,” “I” or “me,” I’m referring to younger adults in general, and not necessarily myself.
I can actually include myself in this one personally.
Sometimes, the hurtful act is specific, like when my youth leader threw a Bible at me for asking the wrong questions.
Adult Life/College and Church Don’t Seem to Mix: There are the obvious things, like scheduling activities on Sunday mornings (hint: young people tend to go out on Saturday nights), but there’s more to it. Quitting things might be something you need to do in your church. ” Actually there is, and we’ve got seven ways to kill your bulletin. “You can’t be open to new opportunities if your life is full,” Goff says. Saying ‘No’ to something once a week so you can say ‘Yes’ to something else.We’ve Been Hurt: I can actually include myself in this one personally.Sometimes the hurtful act is specific, like when my youth leader threw a Bible at me for asking the wrong questions.
Sometimes it’s rhetorical, either from the pulpit, in a small group study or over a meal.