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Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith. . . and How to Bring Them Back

Generation Ex Christian Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith and How to Bring Them Back Young people aren t walking away from the church they re sprinting According to a recent study by Ranier Research percent of youth leave church by the time they are years old Barna Group estima

  • Title: Generation Ex-Christian: Why Young Adults Are Leaving the Faith. . . and How to Bring Them Back
  • Author: Drew Dyck
  • ISBN: 9780802443557
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • Young people aren t walking away from the church they re sprinting According to a recent study by Ranier Research, 70 percent of youth leave church by the time they are 22 years old Barna Group estimates that 80 percent of those reared in the church will be disengaged by the time they are 29 years old Unlike earlier generations of church dropouts, these leavers areYoung people aren t walking away from the church they re sprinting According to a recent study by Ranier Research, 70 percent of youth leave church by the time they are 22 years old Barna Group estimates that 80 percent of those reared in the church will be disengaged by the time they are 29 years old Unlike earlier generations of church dropouts, these leavers are unlikely to seek out alternative forms of Christian community such as home churches and small groups When they leave church, many leave the faith as well.Drawing on recent research and in depth interviews with young leavers, Generation Ex Christian will shine a light on this crisis and propose effective responses that go beyond slick services or edgy outreach But it won t be easy Christianity is regarded with suspicion by the younger generation Those who leave the faith are often downright cynical To make matters worse, parents generally react poorly when their children go astray Many sink into a defensive crouch or go on the attack, delivering homespun fire and brimstone sermons that further distance their grown children Others give up completely or take up the spiritual sounding all we can do is pray mantra without truly exploring creative ways to engage their children on matters of faith Some turn to their churches for help, only to find that they frequently lack adequate resources to guide them This is where Generation Ex Christian will lend a hand It will equip and inspire parents, church leaders, and everyday Christians to reawaken the prodigal s desire for God and set him or her back on the road to a dynamic faith The heart of the book will be the raw profiles of real world, young ex Christians No two leavers are identical, but upon close observation some categories emerge The book will identify seven different kinds of leavers the postmodern skeptic, the drifter, the neopagan, etc and offer practical advice for how to connect with each type Shrewd tips will also intersperse the chapters alerting readers to opportunities for engagement, and to hidden landmines they must sidestep to effectively reach leavers.

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    1. Generation EX-Christian by Drew Dyck is a book that addresses the question, “Why young adults are leaving the faith?” but also deals with the question, “How to bring them back?” The author spent a lot of times dialoguing and trying to understand the mindset of the average person that leaves the faith. He uses real examples from the people that he has interviewed (changing the names and details to protect people’s privacy)The book is timely. Especially with the fact that 70% of youth le [...]

    2. An excellent look into the various reasons young adults "leave the faith". Dyck sees the "biggest danger to Christianity is Christians", which would seem to indicate that part of the apostasy, great falling away, or rebellion (however you want to phrase it) prophesied in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is more an inside job that not. While I do believe the institutional church has shot itself in the foot by not doing a better job of discipling young Christians, Satan's siren song plays just as loudly outsid [...]

    3. Ask any denominational rep and you will hear pretty much the same thing: “That church is predominantly filled with adults who are in their 50’s and above.” Sometimes it’s “in their 60’s” and not so infrequently you will hear, “They are mostly in their 60’s to 80’s.”America’s Church is aging, across denominations and even among “non-denominational” churches. So this begs the question, “Where have all the young adults gone?” and “How do we get them back?”Drew Dy [...]

    4. One of the better books I've read on modern thought regarding faith or "loss of faith when you never had it to begin with".

    5. Interesting and a good read for those who are looking on a primer for opening dialogue, but direction is not deep.

    6. Lots of great info I enjoyed this book because it gives solid information on reasons why young people leave the faith and also identifies specific categories of leavers This is not a one size fits all book and provides help, but not easy answers.I think the subject of "how to bring them back" was not definitively answered. I think much of the information we need on that subject requires a deeper study. The best advice given was to keep communication open and pray, pray, pray!

    7. Very good insight into the different reasons why young people are leaving the faith. Each section is a different category of leaver and ends with an example of someone he has personally encountered that fits into the specific category. The best takeaway from this book, and Paul said it best:1 Corinthians 9:19-23International Standard Version (ISV)"19 Although I am free from everyone’s expectations, I have made myself a servant to all of them to win more people. 20 To the Jews I became like a J [...]

    8. I did learn from this book and it was engaging. I guess my biggest complaint with it is that most of the ex-Christians I know don't fit neatly into one single category. So when the author tries to provide some helpful ideas to entice an ex-Christian into a conversation about worldviews, it might not be as easily done as one would hope. While he did an excellent job of explaining why someone would fall into a particular category, it was a little lighter on the side of useful means to bring that n [...]

    9. This book was very descriptive about those who have left the church - especially among millennials. However, it does come across as too simplistic or rather Dyck paints with a very wide brush. Yet, it is still worth the read for church leaders and those working with young adults.

    10. Pretty good analysis about young adults leaving the Christian faith and some practical pointers on how to help them find their way back.

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