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Reaching Millennials Who Leave the Faith
Strengthen your church's evangelistic impact to young adults who have walked away from the faith—and develop your ministry to keep them from leaving in the first place.
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"Imagine a group photo of all the students who come to your church (or live within your community of believers) in a typical year. Take a big fat marker and cross out three out of every four faces. That's the probable toll of spiritual disengagement as students navigate through their faith during the next two decades," warns David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group. Why are they leaving? How can the church better communicate the gospel in a way that makes sense to this generation of "leavers"?

This 15-page resource is designed to help you reach out to a generation that is leaving the church in unprecedented numbers—and to reverse the trend before it gets worse.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.

This Resource contains all of the following:

The Ones Who Walk Away (free sample)
Young people are fleeing the faith and many may not return.

Postmodern Spirituality
Lessons learned in evangelism and Christianity while serving a cynical generation.

Getting the Drift (free sample)
Young people don't need hip leaders; they want older Christians committed to being present in their lives.

Six Kinds of Leavers
Use these categories to better understand why young people leave the faith, and how to reach them.

Bridging the Generational Gap
The fast-changing culture and skepticism of young adults requires a different approach to evangelism.

Churches that Connect with Millennials
These nine traits characterize churches that reach disaffected young adults.

Calling Them Home
Seeing prodigals return means participating in what God's already doing in their lives.


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Topics:Agnosticism, Atheism, Generational differences, Generations, Postmodernism, Relevance
Filters:Emergent ministry, Evangelism, Outreach, Pastor, Shepherd, Young adults ministry
References:1 Corinthians 4:2, Hebrews 3:12-13, 1 Timothy 4:12
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sharyl pickens

August 26, 2011  8:38am

ephrem - it seems as if clyde is asking for info regarding evangelizing and teaching youth and young adults. your comment about the Lord and his local church being mutually exclusive...well, i don't agreee. leaving the apostate church is not at all giving up faith...i can get behind that statement. i read clyde's request as trying to reach youth and young adults while involving them in a body of believers. certainly, individuals can do wonderful things without a "group" propelling them, but many highly successful efforts are sponsored by "churches". the learning and growing that comes with paticipating with a group of diverse individuals makes the experience sweeter (usually!) and more beneficial.

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ephrem hagos

August 26, 2011  2:52am

Clyde, you have a hard choice to make: "the Lord and the local church" are mutually exclusive. Without Christ's work of baptism in the Holy Spirit resulting in His awesome self-revelation as "source of life" and personal instruction of new disciples, based on his perfect and transfigurative death on the cross, one cannot even remain for long in one's own faith let alone reach and retain others. (John 14: 15-21; Matt. 28: 18-20)

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ephrem hagos

August 26, 2011  2:22am

Leaving the apostate church is not at all giving up the faith.

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Clyde leonard

February 14, 2011  7:27pm

I need information regarding Youth and Young Adults - how to reach and retain them for the Lord and His local church

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