Father John Flynn, LC wrote Why Go to Church? How to Connect With the Unchurched published this article in Zenit. His article summarizes the findings of “Churchless: Understanding Today’s Unchurched and How to Connect with Them,” (Tynedale Momentum), that was edited by George Barna and David Kinnaman.
Fr. Flynn asks,
Why do young adults drop out? The surveys identified six main reasons.
+ Churches seem restrictive and overprotective
+ Christianity as practiced is too shallow.
+ Churches seem antagonistic to science.
+ Churches are judgmental and rigid about sexuality.
+ The exclusivity of Christianity is a turnoff.
+ Churches are unfriendly to those who doubt.