The Pew Forum recently published a survey on why people change religions from the tradition in which they were raised as a child. They have a handy interactive graph that shows why people switch to and from and in between traditions.
Reasons Those Raised Protestant Leave Protestantism
How do people make such dramatic shifts in their life? Most likely people don’t wake up one day and suddenly say “no more church for me!” I suspect it is a gradual slide of dissatisfaction, alienation and quiet struggle.
How do we create an environment in our churches where people can be honest with their struggles and doubts and know that they will be loved and accepted while wrestling through them?