Part 1: An Epidemic on Our Hands

Epidemic (Ep-i-dem-ic)1

  1. A disease or anything resembling a disease; attacking or affecting many individuals in a community or a population simultaneously.
  2. Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.

A majority of twenty-somethings—61% of today’s young adults—had been churched at one point during their teen years but they are now spiritually disengaged (i.e., not actively attending church, reading the Bible, or praying).

—George Barna2