You’ve probably encountered a wide range of estimates on how many young adults leave the church after high-school graduation. The most reliable, in my view, is Christian Smith’s National Study of Youth and Religion – a longitudinal study of a representative sampling of American youth documented in three books titled Soul Searching, Souls in Transition and Lost in Transition.

The bottom line: Less than half of those raised in church remain active believers as adults. And if they do return, says a Pew Forum study, it will be when they have children. Parents with kids at home are more than twice as likely to attend church services as non-parents. 

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Kurt Bruner
Founder, HomePointe Inc.