Millennials Leaving Baptist, Going Reformed

Why Reformed Churches Grew


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March 13, 2017

Independent Fundamentalist Baptist Churches are saying 50% of the youth have left or are leaving their churches. Now a new study on millennials traces the denominational journeys of the 20-40 year old crowd — the denominations gaining and losing millennials. The biggest losers are Methodists, Catholics, Liberal Presbyterians, and Fundamentalist Baptists, losing anywhere from 38 -52% of the young people who attended their churches as children. The greatest denominational gainers are atheists and agnostics. But, the Reformed Presbyterians and Reformed Baptists increased their millennial attendance by 200%, and the Anglicans have increased their millennial interest by 63%. Non-denominational churches increased millennial attendance by 21%. The study conducted by surveyed 10,000 millennials, and found that churches most likely to disciple their members and hold them accountable are generally the most likely to grow. We interact with the Gen 2 survey on this edition of the program.

This program includes:

1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus (Turkey Accelerating the Trial for Missionary, Drought Killing in Muslim Somalia, Only Four Percent of Milennials Holding Biblical Worldview, Wyoming Governor Signs Heartbeat Bill)

2. Generations with Kevin Swanson

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.