Our communities are in crisis and our churches aren’t yet equipped to help
Across the country, loneliness is skyrocketing. Life expectancy shrinks as addiction and suicide rates rise. Too many people lack meaningful relationships. At the same time, churches empty at alarming rates.
A primary factor driving this mass exodus from faith is the collapse of marriage. Millennials with married parents are almost twice as likely to attend church regularly when compared to counterparts from unmarried homes.¹
The future of faith is directly tied to healthy marriages. Yet, churches are not engaged in this area. 72% of churches lack a substantive marriage ministry.²
Less than half of Americans reach adulthood with married parents. If the church focuses its considerable energies here, families will flourish and churches will grow. Every community would thrive.
At Communio, we partner with churches to build out data-informed, full-circle relationship ministries to ensure that more people choose the adventure of marriage, and that marriages are healthy.
¹ Relationships in America Survey, 2018
² 2019 Barna Relationship Ministry Survey