Sunday, January 1, 2006

My momma told me to shop around...

But I don't think she meant churches when she said it.

An increasing number of people, especially youths, are attending services at different churches. Some say it is "consumerist," while others say it reflects the value of choice and a search for the "authentic." Older teens are leaving the churches of their youth - and their parents - to find another house of worship.

Why is this occurring? Jose Zayas, director of teen evangelism for Focus on the Family, may be onto something about these worshippers: "They gravitate to where they feel a connection. They're more pragmatic than their parents' generation. They look at what works for them. I think it's healthy."

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure they are looking for a good expositor of the Word. Ha.