I read this on a Classical report from a ROT member: There was an interesting discussion at the last BOT about youth and faith formation. A lot of churches are experiencing a drain of youth from their pews. The BOT will encourage synod to devote time at a future synod to talk about youth ministry and declining membership. There are currently 265,000 members in the denomination. The median age is 52, and that has gone up by about four years, a reflection of the loss of younger members. Over on CRC-Voices, we've been wondering where the statistics come from and whether we could have a deeper analysis. Anyone know an answer to that?