David Kinnaman, promoting his new book from Barnard Group:
“Consequently, churches are not prepared to handle the ‘new normal.’ Instead, church leaders are most comfortable working with young, married adults, especially those with children. However, the world for young adults is changing in significant ways, such as their remarkable access to the world and worldviews via technology, their alienation from various institutions, and their skepticism toward external sources of authority, including Christianity and the Bible.”
The post lays out six reasons young adults are leaving church, and the reasons are far from superficial. Essentially, the popular paradigm for what a church is simply doesn't interest young people.