OPINION (CL) – If you’re trying to reach young families with children, then the demographic you’re trying to connect with are the Millennials. Look closely at the average church and you won’t find an abundance of Millennials. The nursery is quiet due to lack of parents bringing their children. The preschool area, that should be full, has a shrinking attendance.
Look around during worship and you’ll see a lot more gray hair than you do young couples. Why is this? Obviously, it’s because more and more Millennials are leaving the church. Which leads to the bigger question. Why are Millennial parents exiting the church? Studies show that church attendance among 22- to 35-year-olds is the lowest in recent history. Look at these sobering stats: FULL STORY