Cultural Trends Are Frightening!
A Sampling of Spiritual Indicators in America
(Percentage of American Adults – by National Survey)
|Identify themselves as Christian||84%||82%||78%||75%|
|Have made some type of commitment to Jesus that is still important to them||72%||65%||62%||60%|
|Have visited a church within the past 6 months||66%||62%||53%||56%|
|Absolutely committed to Christianity||54%||54%||NA||NA|
|Attend church in a typical week||47%||40%||36%||36%|
|Born again Christian (2 factors)
|Believe in salvation by grace, not works||31%||29%||28%||28%|
|Evangelical (% who answer “YES” to all questions below
|Percentage who give at least 10% of their income to churches and/or charities||5%||4%||5%||4%|
Source: Barna Group, www.barna.org
WHY IS CHRISTIANITY IN AMERICA LOSING GROUND?
- Lack of unity in the body between church leaders, parachurch leaders and market place business leaders.
- Waning commitment of believers to live and lead based upon biblical worldview.
- Lack of clarity and focus by Christian leaders in regard to our calling and purpose as designed by God.
- Failure to develop Holy Spirit led transformational strategies built upon Matthew 28:18-20, making God and His kingdom our priority.