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Lifeway Research has released a fascinating study this week on evangelistic practices among Protestant churchgoers. Researchers found that while a majority of churchgoers say they pray for evangelistic opportunities at least once a week, 55 percent admit they’ve not explained how to follow Jesus Christ with others in the last six months.
While this might give us initial cause for concern, it appears that some age and ethnic groups within Christianity are more engaged in evangelistic opportunities than others. Surprisingly, young adults and middle-aged churchgoers were more likely to have practiced evangelism recently than those 65 and older. In fact, 62 percent of those aged 65 and older were most likely to say they had not evangelized to another within the past six months and were least likely to strongly agree that they were eager to tell others about Jesus.
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“Recently, there has been much discussion about young adults participating less in evangelism. That’s not the case, however,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. “In fact, young adult and middle-aged churchgoers are more likely to have shared with someone how to become a Christian in the past six months than older churchgoing adults.”
This study also found that Hispanics (36 percent) and African Americans (29 percent) were more likely than white churchgoers (20 percent) to pray daily for the...
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