George Barna concludes from several surveys,
[N]early four out of every ten non-churchgoing Americans (37%) said they avoid churches because of negative past experiences in churches or with church people.
Ponder that one! We’re supposed to be the light of the world. Moreover,
Demographically, the self-identified Christians among the unchurched stray from common assumptions. Within this group, women outnumber men; Boomers and their elders outnumber the young; downscale adults double the number of upscale unchurched; conservatives are more common than liberals; and whites outnumber minorities by nearly a three-to-one margin.
Well, that destroys several theories on how to reach the unchurched. Of course, there are millions of people who need Jesus in each category. We need to go after them all.