Churchgoing in the UK

by Richard on June 25, 2007

A survey conducted by Tearfund provides some encouraging statistics.

Dr Elaine Storkey, President of Tearfund, who also lectures in Theology at the University of Oxford, says, “This survey is a valuable contribution to exploring what people in Britain today think about church, why people attend and crucially, what is most likely to encourage people to make a connection with church.”

Matthew Frost, Chief Executive of Tearfund, says “What is clear from this survey is that the UK is holding firmly to the Christian faith. This is a great encouragement to Tearfund - we tackle poverty and injustice in partnership with churches in some of the world’s poorest communities and we could not do it without the volunteers, prayer and money from churches throughout the UK supporting other churches around the world in the fight against poverty.”

The most striking figure to come out of the survey is the claim that there are 3 million people who do not currently attend church but would if they were asked.

So let’s ask!

Update: john cooper got to this ages ago, and has a very helpful post about it.

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John Cooper 06.25.07 at 5:20 pm

Yeah an interesting report - I came across it a while back
http://johncooper.blogspot.com/2007/04/im-reporting-you.html

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Richard 06.25.07 at 7:03 pm

As always, you’re way ahead of me.

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dh 06.25.07 at 7:51 pm

Richard I love this “The most striking figure to come out of the survey is the claim that there are 3 million people who do not currently attend church but would if they were asked. So let’s ask!”

I totally agree with this. I would include sharing the Gospel however in proper season. I agree we should ask and fulfill the Great Commission. Some are called to water, some to breakground, some are called to plant and others are called to harvest but in all things God gives the increase.

So in the same spirit of agreement with Richard lets have ALL of us Believers doing all we can for people to enter the Kingdom and thereafter doing all they can and we can to the Lordship of Christ.

Richard, I hope you appreciate what I said on this post. :) I sure was encouraged. :)

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