Dropouts and Disciples: How Many Students are Really Leaving and What Can We Do About It?

Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014

Dropout is a key word in today's evangelical churches concerning teenagers and young adults. The quote often sounds like this: "86% of evangelical youth drop out of church after graduation, never to return." The problem with that statement (and others around that number) is that it's not true. But that doesn't mean there is no reason for concern. LifeWay Research data shows that about 70% of young adults who indicated they attended church regularly for at least one year in high school do, in fact, drop out’but don't miss the details. Of ...

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