When it comes to discipleship, those who regularly attend church struggle with sharing Christ with non-Christians.
Overall, LifeWay Research found eight biblical attributes consistently evident in the lives of maturing believers. Of those eight, “Sharing Christ” had the lowest average score among Protestant church attendees.
The study conducted by LifeWay Research found that 80% of those who attend
church one or more times a month believe they have a personal responsibility to
share their faith, but less than half have talked with another person about how
to become a Christian in the previous six months.
Three-quarters of churchgoers say they feel comfortable in their ability to effectively communicate the Gospel, while 12% say they don’t feel comfortable telling others about their faith.
The survey also asked how many times they have personally, “invited an
unchurched person to attend a church service or some other program at your
church?” Nearly half (48%) of church attendees responded, “zero.” Thirty-three percent of people say they’ve personally invited someone one or two times, and 19 percent say they’ve done so on three or more occasions in the last six months.
FYI: Maturity matters? Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research, stating that “In reality people who have been a Christian longer have higher responses for Sharing Christ than newer Christians. While new Christians may find it natural to share their new experience, mature Christians do it intentionally.”
Check out more of the story: www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?id=38491
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