Research + News | Topic: Faith

Most Teenagers Drop Out Of Church As Young Adults

Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a new study says college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings. Read the article here.

The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out Of Church

Even with 1 in 4 leaving over politics, college kids are more likely to return after a hiatus than leave for good. Read the article here.

Why ‘Passing On The Faith’ Fails Our Kids

Young adults often leave the church after high school. The problem lies close to home. Read the article here.

Why Youth Stay In Church When They Grow Up

What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church? Read the article here.

Do Christian Students Want Spiritual Growth From College?

Is spiritual and moral development primary, or even secondary priorities of one’s education? Read the research from Barna here.

6 Questions College Students Must Be Ready To Answer

Students must be armed with at least six apologetics to be ready to answer the hardest questions they’ll face from professors as well as fellow students. Read the article from Cameron Cole on The Gospel Coalition website here.

How To Respond When Young People Doubt God

Fuller Youth Institute’s Brad Griffin says that “often what’s underneath those outbursts [of doubt] are really important questions.” Read his blog post here.

How To Nurture Positive Doubting

Many of us believe (or perhaps we fear) that if we question some of the fundamentals of the faith, we’re somehow “flawed” as Christians. Read the article here.

5 Books More Christian High Schoolers Should Read

Christian classical school teacher Matthew Farrelly chooses five books more Christian high schoolers should be encouraged to read for Christianity Today. Read the list here.

Connecting With College Students Over Break: They’re Bringing Home More Than Their Laundry

Stephen Argue writes this for a blog for Fuller Youth Institute:

“The child you said goodbye to in the fall isn’t the same one who’s coming home this summer. Beyond their laundry, they’re bringing home other things that you need to consider.”

Read the full post here.