April 18, 2017
Participating in worship is one of the most visible expressions of a person's faith. It expresses a certain level of belief, devotion and identity not found in any other activity. In a study conducted by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism, it was found that around 45% of Americans have not attended a worship service in the last six months other than a holiday.
Here are some of the other findings from unchurched American adults:
22% claim no religious affiliation; they are "nones" religiously.
29% say a Christian has ever shared with them one-on-one how to become a Christian.
62% went to church as children but walked away as adults.
79% don't think their Christian friends talk about their faith too much.
They said they would be more interested in listening to what Christians have to say if they saw Christians:
32% treating others better because of faith.
31% caring for people's needs because of faith.
26% happier because of faith.
24% standing up against injustice because of faith.
22% using faith to solve community problems.
22% using faith to solve personal problems.
21% working together with multiple races or ethnicities in a church.
On the journey with you,