According to USA Today, Young adults aren’t sticking with church. This is shocking since all the stops have been pulled out by today’s emergent and seeker-friendly churches to entertain and appease their members. Those who especially had their felt needs catered to are the very demographic that is abandoning the faith in “sobering” numbers.
I can’t understand how young adults are walking away from all these cool, hip, and relevant churches when these churches have exerted so much effort to become like the world to attract them in the first place. It is truly a mystery.
The graveyard of “relevance” now houses the bones of such gems as having a cool place to experience God, passing out shot glasses, reliving the 80′s, sermons on sex, and more sex, sermons on The Beatles, MTV-like pastors, Elvis-led worship, Spice Girls lip syncing, Michael Jackson music video reenactments, Garth Brooks performances, poker, Las Vegas style church, churches turned into concerts, Hip Hop prayer books, Gothic Christianity, Kick-Boxing, belly dancing, yoga, and Bible study at Hooters.
Truly a mystery, truly a mystery indeed.
For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ,
for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes . . .
Romans 1:16 (NKJV)