Rachel rocked my world some time ago with a series of posts called Listening to a non-church-goer. Agree or disagree, these posts are still worth reading. A couple of good books on why people might be leaving the church (as we think of it) are Exit Interviews: Revealing Stories of Why People are Leaving Church and The Present Future. We may or may not disagree with people who leave, but I would argue that we’re smart to at least understand them. They’re not all wrong. We may need to hear some things from them.