There is a majority of a couple of generations out there that sees Christianity as a religion and not a relationship, a perch of self-righteousness instead of a doorstep of love, and a pulpit instead of a heart. Christ followers must all live each day so that humbleness, love, and compassion shows. We must show God’s heart.
Why are these generations turning away?
I believe it is because The Church has largely failed to acknowledge them, include them, and show them love. I certainly know a lot of churches (the people in the buildings) who are not failing at these things, but up until the past few years it appears The Church as a whole has really dropped the ball on these younger generations. The statistics of young people not living a life for Christ are staggeringly scary.
However, if we each meet these generations where they are with love that they recognize as genuine, then they won’t be on the outside looking away. They will be looking in saying, “I want that peace.” They will want to know who this Jesus is.