It’s not that young adults are leaving churches, it’s that they’re abandoning denominations that are forsaking the authority of God’s Word, George O. Wood says. “We (AG USA) have 3.1 million young people in the USA and 34 percent of them are under the age of 25,” The Assemblies of God overseer said at Empowered 21. “…

The young people that are moving away from traditional religious structures in the U.S. typically belong to churches which have abandoned a belief in the authority of Scripture and the uniqueness and centrality, and exclusiveness of Jesus Christ.” His comments reflect the same research that says the Presbyterian Church USA is dying on the vine after coming out in full support of gay marriage. According to Barna research, a quarter of 18-to-29-year-olds are practicing Christians. The migration of young adults away from the church is only a glimmer into how Christianity is on the decline nationally. However, young adults are seeking authenticity in their churches, and those that produce it reap the fruits. FULL REPORT