The Unchurched-

Unchurched Will Serve with a Church and Talk about Spirituality

Nearly 80% of the unchurched shared in a LifeWay survey that they would be open to hearing a friend talking about spirituality if it’s an important part of his/her life. Only 1 in 3 were open to being invited to church, but more than half would be likely to attend a community service or community safety event if hosted by a church.

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Why this story matters for church leaders:

Churches can increase the effectiveness of their outreach by paying attention to the culture trends around the unchurched.

  • Outreach Isn’t Working: Many denominational leaders have written publicly about the failure of congregations to reach out and many studies show evangelicals in particular don’t share their faith in large numbers.
  • A Conversation: The unchurched are most open to Christians sincerely sharing why their beliefs are important to them.
  • Serving Others: While invitations to church are generally unwelcome, a majority of the unchurched are open to serving alongside a church.

How can your church adapt in light of this study?

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