It’s no secret that Millennials have been fleeing faith, as they’re much more likely than past generations to shun religious affiliation.
In fact, nearly four-in-1o Americans born in 1981 or after count themselves as being unaffiliated with a particular faith or denomination. It’s a statistical crisis that has churches and pastors wondering what can be done to bring young people back into the pews.
Millennial expert Lisa Anderson, director of young adults ministry for Focus on the Family and host of “The Boundless Show,” recently appeared on Pure Talk, a faith-based talk show from Pure Flix and Faithwire, to reveal what she believes can be done to help fix the growing problem.
“We have to elevate the value of the local church and what it means to be blood, sweat, tears within a community,” Anderson said.
While she said Christian organizations are important and helpful, young people, like everyone else, should be turned toward solid houses of worship, where they can be mentored and helped.
“We are not your church. You need someone who is in your business, who’s going to be up in your grill every day, every week,” she said. “And maybe … if Millennials aren’t just flocking into the churches … maybe it really is [accomplished] by going out and finding them.”
Millennials, according to Anderson, want to be “part of something that matters.”
Watch the latest “Pure Talk” episode to see her prescriptions for fixing the Millennial faith divide: