Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving and Finding the Church

by Rachel Held Evans. Nelson Books, 2015.

This book reflects on what it means to belong, leave, and rediscover the church, particularly for millennials. By drawing insight from the author's personal story in addition to others, this resource addresses topics like communion, baptism, and marriage.


discussion guide available through a website

Best For

clergy, lay leaders, and millennials


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Discover new ways to approach young adults who are outside the church by discussing this book with leaders of your congregation's young adult ministry.
  • Gain a better understanding of the relationship between millennials, faith, and community by reading about the experiences of the author and others.

About the Contributor

Melissa Spas

Melissa Spas is the managing director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, where she develops and leads educational programs and partnerships with religious organizations and the people who lead them. She has also worked for leadership education at Duke Divinity, where she contributed to the development, design, and delivery of strategic leadership programs and resources for Christian institutions. 

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