April 5, 2016
The Care and Feeding of Adventists
Why do people leave the Church?
Top Five Reasons People Leave the Church (Returned Members):
I thought highly of it, but I had lost touch.
I thought highly of it, but I felt I could not live up to its standards.
It had become irrelevant to my life.
I was angry at the way it treated me.
I felt that it was cold and inflexible.
Ten significant life events in the year prior to no longer attending church:
Death in the family
Illness in family
Top reasons given to stop attending church:
No big issue; I just drifted away.
Lack of compassion for those hurting
Moral failure on my part
I did not fit in.
Too much focus on minor issues
Conflict in the congregation
Moral failures of members
Moral failures of leaders
Pressure from family or friends
Race, ethnic, or tribal issues
Esther for Grown-ups
Between providence and divine silence
Journeys with Jesus
You’re Worth It
Rooted in Our Collective Heart
The what and why of who we are.
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