Author Archives: Laura Walton
About Laura WaltonLaura Walton is part of the Youth Initiatives Team for the Anglican Church of Canada. She is the half time youth minister at All Saints', Collingwood and has a private counselling practice in the area as well. As the mom of 2 teenagers, a Preacher's Kid, and long time volunteer in the Diocese of Toronto Laura has worked in the field of youth and children's ministry on the ground floor level for many years. Laura has a love for sports, music and challenging the status quo which she brings to her work in youth and children's ministry.
Barna: Six Reasons Young Christians Leave the Church Reason #5 – They wrestle with the exclusive nature of Christianity. “Younger Americans have been shaped by a culture that esteems open-mindedness, tolerance and acceptance. Today’s youth and young adults also are the … Continue reading
On to Reason #2 that young Christians leave the church according to the Barna Study we’ve been following. Reason #2 – Teens’ and twentysomethings’ experience of Christianity is shallow. “A second reason that young people depart church as young adults … Continue reading
I recently found an interesting study from the Barna Group discussing why young people leave church. The research lists six significant reasons why nearly three out of every five young Christians (59%) disconnect either permanently or for an extended period of … Continue reading