Ever wonder why generating momentum in the local church seems harder than ever for most leaders?
You’re not alone; the conversation about momentum and shifting attendance trends is happening at every level of church, including some of the largest and fastest growing churches in North America.
Everyone is feeling at least two realities:
First, even people who attend church have stopped attending as frequently as they used to (I wrote about how to reverse that here).
Even in communities that are home to growing churches, the overall percentage of the population that attends church continues to drop, especially among under 30s.
Recently, the Barna Group released a new survey citing (among others) five compelling reasons church attending continues to decline, particularly among Millennials (those 30 and under).
The good news is that once you spot the trends, you can work at reversing them.
5 Reasons People Have Stopped Attending Your Church
In the study, Barna cites 5 specific reasons Millennials have stopped attending church that drew my attention: