The mass exodus of Millennials (today’s 18- to 30-year-olds) from the Christian faith has caused many leaders to wring their hands about the future of the church. Some have answered Millennials’ criticisms that the church is irrelevant and boring by trying to be trendy and hip. But a new study—Making Space for Millennials, a joint project of Barna Group and the Cornerstone Knowledge Network—reveals that Millennials may be looking for just the opposite.
Millennials, it seems, wish the church would just be, well, the church. Here are four key findings from the Barna/CKN research that point to this conclusion: