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Why the Church isn’t Reaching my Unchurched Friends

This is a guest post by my friend Jordan, who lives in Louisville, KY where she works as Account Coordinator for Heartland Communications Consultants, Inc. She enjoys blogging on a variety of topics including career, family, God, or most often, the awkward moments of the twenty-something life. To read more of her blog, go to

I am 23 years old and I go to church.

I am rare.

In fact, many of my closest friends are not involved in church at all.

Some of my friends simply don’t believe in the Christian faith. Others call themselves Christians, but church is just not a necessary part of their lives.


By now, it is no secret that my generation, or “Millenials” as we are called, is largely unchurched. There has been an extensive amount of research on the issue, and churches have made extensive changes to combat the problem.

Changes often include ridding of choir robes and organs in exchange for skinny jeans, drums, and fog machines.

But still, why are so many of my friends anti-church?

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  • John Flanagan

    It is very true that many young people are not in church these days, and in the years to come some churches which have predominantly older members will run out of time, run out of members, and run out of money….and many will close their doors. We should pray about this, because the church in America is in trouble and needs revitalization in a big way. Never give up praying about this problem, but remember there are also many liberal denominations which shamefully support gay marriage, tolerate abortion, hold the inerrancy of scripture as fluid and whimsical, and are heretical unworthy bodies. A return to orthodoxy and faithfulness to God’s word must accompany the renewal of American Christianity, or the effort will have been useless and without God’s blessing.

  • zombiekiller117

    Jordon, Why are YOU not reaching your ‘unchurched friends’ ?

  • mallen11

    Churches today do not offer the teaching of the Word of God that helps believers know how to live the Christian way of life. That is to apply what the Bible teaches to their daily lives. Ecumenicalism has become the substitute to true Bible teaching. It includes entertainment, emotionalism, humanism, socialism, relativity, atheism, religion, cults; it is not even close to what the Bible teaches about Christianity. If our churches would start presenting God’s Word to their congregations that will fulfill their spiritual needs then people will realize how much God’s grace will fulfill their lives.
    Heb 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
    Col 2:7 having been firmly rooted (in Bible Doctrine) and now being built up in Him and established in your faith (Bible Doctrine in your soul), just as you were instructed (taught by your pastor teacher), and overflowing with gratitude.
    II Peter 3:8… but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity.