With more young adults emptying the pews, new research from the Barna Group shows what some churches are doing right for Millennials and GenZ.
Author - Jana Riess
Senior columnist Jana Riess is the author of many books, including "The Prayer Wheel" (Random House/Convergent, 2018) and "The Next Mormons: How Millennials Are Changing the LDS Church" (Oxford University Press, 2019). She has a PhD in American religious history from Columbia University.
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