At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly every congregation in the United States shut down, at least for a while. For some Americans, that was the push they needed to never come back to church.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy explores why so many people have deserted their churches. He argues that many people are simply caught up in the currents of a secular age and have been swept away without a whimper of protest.
Lauren Graeber makes the case that parents of young children are still languishing in 2022 and it’s part of the reason they’re not coming back to church. As positivity rates once again drop and parents don’t rush back, she suspects that the deeper motivation for
More than 1 in 10 regular churchgoers say in-person services at their house of worship are still happening, according to new research. Seventeen percent said they continue to attend in-person church events.