Three Reasons Christian Teenagers Leave the Church 06/24/2013

Researcher Kara Powell on why teens leave the faith & what can be done about it.

LifeWay Research and surveys by Gallup and Barna indicate that 70 percent of young adults who attended church in high school quit after they graduate.

“Sticky Faith” co-author Kara E. Powell, gave 3 reasons for this.

1. “The Gospel of sin management, where the Gospel has been distilled to a list of do's and don'ts.”
2. Having youth ministries so silo-ized from the rest of the congregation
3. “Dry cleaner parents -- parents who think they can bring their kids all dirty to church Sunday morning, and then pick them up 75 minutes later all clean,” instead of partnering with the church to build their child’s faith.

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