Mounting disillusionment and shrinking membership seem common place in Evangelical churches. Millennials are seeking a different “religious experience”. Sources disagree but many researchers consider adults born between 1978 and 2004 as Milennials.
In an article written by Chelsen Vicari in Charisma Magazine, “The ‘feel-good’ doctrine is playing a big part in America’s moral decline. Millennials’ ‘religious practices’,” the magazine claims, ” depend largely on how the actions and messages and programs make them feel.”
“We only attend churches that leave us feeling good about our lifestyle choices, even if those choices conflict with God’s clear commandments,” one Millennial said. “We dismiss old hymns that focus on God’s transforming salvation, love and mercy and opt for “Jesus is your boyfriend” songs.
The response of the Millennials to the Church is a symptom of the Church falling away from Biblical truth.
The Church may continue to lose membership. More feel-good churches may gain ground and influence more folks to fall away from traditional, Evangelical, Bible-believing churches. Bright and shiny, mediocre Christianity may replace some “old fashioned” conservative evangelicalism.
But as authentic followers of Jesus Christs we have this hope. God is still on the throne. His Church will prevail. Jesus will reign. He is THE way, THE truth and THE life. He is building His church on solid rock and the gates of hell will never prevail against it.