It was only recently that I started noticing the trends of young people’s indifference to, frustration with, and abandonment of the church. As I paid more attention to why my friends felt the way they did about church, I realized that a major aspect for them was involvement.
By Kristi Stoughton WeConnect is the ministry arm of by design ministries that is dedicated to young women. As church attendance has fallen off among millennials, by design is taking action to discover trends, to seek out ways to encourage … Continued
by Brooke Jensen You know the feeling when you walk into a room and immediately feel like you belong? Not because you have on the right clothes, or even believe the same things. You just belong. Everyone is excited you’re … Continued
by Emily Snyder Bandy I’ve claimed four different churches as home in my twenty-three years. I grew up in a hip, suburban, non-denominational church with a stellar youth group, a yearly crawfish boil, and a rock band. At 18, I … Continued
By Katherine Fraser My story is rather typical. Unfortunately, probably a little too typical. Mine is the story of a young woman who adopted her parents’ faith, strayed from the church, made her faith her own, and returned. The “returned” … Continued
These are just a few of the comments that are representative of the whole. Again and again, the common denominator of what attracted a millennial to a particular church was seeing biblical truth and faith being lived out in their spiritual community and specifically, seeing God’s love active and alive within the people in their church.