The focus for today is: UNDERSTANDING
Only 21% of non-Christian people have a positive perception of the local church
Half of non-Christian Americans don’t trust local pastors
Millennials think the local church is detached from the real issues people are facing.
The percentage of people who attend church 1 or two times per month decreased from 34% in 2019 to 28% in 2022
In the same time frame, the percentage of people that never or seldom attend church grew from 50% to 57%
There is an increasing % of people who are spiritually/biblically illiterate - especially in younger generations - but open to spiritual things
Non-Christians are pretty sure we’re not interested in them for who they are.
Non-Christians tend to think Christians are against more than they’re for.
Non-Christians don’t see much difference between the way Christians live when compared with non-Christians.