By Javier in Reflections & Meditations on 30 January 2012 at 8:48pm
In my view, an interesting topic for young adults trying to serve God through a Christian Ministry is why other young adults, including their own friends and relatives, are not interested in faith or don’t believe. Even those who used to be Christians, sometimes much better Christians that what we were/are now, have lost their faith.
The problem is complex and has many dimensions grounded in different levels of social and personal life. One of the dimensions, in my opinion, has to do with what we know about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Scriptures and their relationship with our lives.
By Seekers in Reflections & Meditations on 14 January 2012 at 9:11pm
A blog title caught my attention recently, 'Why young adults leave the church,' which is an extremely relevant issue in our current society. It opens with a young adult aged 31, who was an avid church goer until recently, where she feels God and faith is important, but the church is irrelevant. Primarily, she says “you don’t want to be judged when you walk in the church. You want to feel God.” Additionally, she suggests that "to get young adults in church, it needs to make them feel welcome, be more open-minded and accept those living worldly lives."
It mentions that a group the Barna group based in California has spent the last five years researching in America why young adults leave church. It revealed that most leave after the age 15 not to return until maybe when they marry again. However, if those who do return, tend to sway towards the evangelical churches.