A Travel Free Learning Article
By George Bullard
The Internet is full of articles about why people are leaving church—or never attending church in the first place. Some are called “nones” and recently many people are using the term “dones” for those who are finished with church—at least for now.
A great deal of focus is on the generation known as Millennials. This fits the pattern that every few years church leaders, prognosticators, and the parents of young adults express the concern that the current generation of young adults are not as active in church as others think they ought to be.
My response—perhaps contribution—to this dialogue is that I wonder why people are NOT leaving church. Why do people stay in their church even when that church gives evidence it is not serving them well and proactively helping them connect with the Triune God?