the vision and mission of Crosspoint and Encuentro engages this problem and suggest ways to grow a healthy church that fight the trends.
less than one-third of born again Christians planned to invite anyone to join them at a church event during the Easter season;
teenagers are less inclined to discuss Christianity with their friends than was true in the past;
most of the people who become Christians these days do so in response to a personal crisis or the fear of death (particularly among older Americans);
and most Americans are unimpressed with the contributions Christians and churches have made to society over the past few years.
As young adults have children, the prospect of them seeking a Christian church is diminishing--especially given the absence of faith talk in their conversations with the people they most trust. With atheists becoming more strategic in championing their godless worldview, as well as the increased religious plurality driven by education and immigration, the increasing reticence of Christians to engage in faith-oriented conversations assumes heightened significance.