Why do some people describe themselves as “done” with the church, even if they haven’t given up on their faith?

This episode of the Ohio Conference Cast is the first in a series of podcasts from the Mennonite Church USA Convention in Orlando, Florida. Host Bill Seymour and guest co-host Jamie Rye, pastor of Millersburg Mennonite Church, talk with Dr. Josh Packard, associate professor of applied sociology at the University of Northern Colorado. He and Ashleigh Hope are the co-authors of the book Church Refugees (published by Group Publishing).

In this podcast Bill, Jamie and Josh discuss the Dones, and why Anabaptist living might be attractive to some of them.

To learn more about Dr. Josh Packard and his research, go to dechurched.net.

 For another look at Dr. Josh Packard’s seminar at the Mennonite Church USA Convention, see https://themennonite.org/daily-news/who-are-the-dones/.