Thought Factory Podcast #1207 | The Good News About Student Dropout Rates of the Church


Are young people leaving the church in droves? Are we losing the next generation when they graduate from our Youth Ministry because it’s only about having fun and eating pizza?  What we have believed for so many decades about the high dropout rate of students from the Church and about them leaving the Christian faith altogether after they graduate is false. Yes, false. It is significantly better than we have thought for so long.  In today’s episode, Geoff and Jayson have a conversation with Liberty University professor Derik Idol, who has done extensive research on this topic and his findings are eye-opening.

Derik’s research, An Assessment of Dropout Rates of Former Student Ministry Participants, can be found here: