You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church…and Rethinking Faith

by Dave Kinnaman, Aly Hawkins. Baker Books, 2011.

This study identifies why church-going teens no longer attend worship, shedding light on the challenges of passing faith to the next generation.


passing faith to the next generation, why young Christians leave church, helpful correctives, fifty ideas to find a new generation

Best For

Christian clergy and lay leaders


purchase as a book or e-book

Suggested Uses

  • Identify ways to reach out to non-church going teens by reading the chapter "Fifty Ideas to Find a New Generation."
  • Gain a deeper understanding of why young adults leave church by sharing this resource with congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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