Lifetree Café Explores Contemporary Trends

Lifetree CafeWhy People Leave Church

Insights and trends about the current state of the church will be discussed at Lifetree Café on September 27th at 6:00 p.m.

The program, titled “Leaving God? Insights From Those Who’ve Walked Away From Church,” includes interviews with John Bucher, an author, filmmaker, and screenwriter who was hurt by the church, and Dr. Josh Packard, a professor and researcher at the University of Northern Colorado.

“The reasons people are leaving are not the same, but half of the people we talk to can’t conceive of a church they’d come back to, and a third say they’ll actively discourage their children from going, too,” said Packard.

Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss their own personal experiences with organized religion.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Café is located at Trinity United Methodist Church. 135 Adams Street, Port Clinton OH. Up the steps on the 2nd floor

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Pastor Bruce Batchelor-Glader at 330-819-3194 or