Discipleship Failure? Most Christians Know It’s Important But Rarely Share Their Faith

Ed Stetzer’s, Lifeway Group just released some new research on church goers and sharing their faith. I would imagine that statistically the results are probably fairly similar in Cape Town.

  • 75% of churchgoers say they feel comfortable in their ability to effectively communicate the gospel
  • 80% of churchgoers agree they have a personal responsibility to share their faith
  • 39% of churchgoers they have shared their faith one or more times over the last six months.
  • Nearly half (48%) of church attendees have not invited an unchurched person to attend a church service or some other program at their church in the past six months

BIG QUESTION: Given these statistics does it not raise the question that perhaps we are doing something wrong when it comes to church?  If the aim is to make disciples, surely we need to question if our church structures are actually achieving our goal?


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