Pastors worry most about reaching next generation in local churches, study shows

By The Christian Post

Thousands of young adults attend Passion 2020 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 1, 2020. | Passion/Austin Rapp

Just over a week after leaders of a Minnesota church were accused of trying to get rid of older adult members from one of their campuses in an effort to attract a younger crowd, a new study from Barna suggests reaching the next generation is one of the biggest problems pastors in local churches worry about today.

When presented with a list of possible challenges facing their church as part of Barna’s State of the Church 2020 project announced earlier this month, just over half of Protestant pastors, 51%, said “reaching a younger audience” is a major issue for their ministry.

Some 34% of pastors ranked the issue as a top three concern for their church while 12% said it was their No. 1 concern.

Source:The Christian Post