Why Youth Leave the Church

Read this article, featuring ground-breaking new research on youth and the Canadian Church.

This article first appeared in Faith Today magazine.

“Hemorrhaging Faith identifies four major reasons why youth find Church worthwhile and stay in or return to it. These “drivers” to church involvement are: Spiritually Engaged Parents; Experienced God; Vibrant Community and Empowering Teaching and Beliefs. Each driver has an evil twin of course, a “barrier” identified as a factor that keeps youth away. They are: Spiritually Disengaged Parents; Un-experienced God; Stagnant Community and Restrictive Teaching and Beliefs….”

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