Despite 47% of residents in the capital of Finland being members of the mainline Lutheran Church, most Christians attend other congregations.
Seek to define the values of the church and aspire to be a church that God will trust with newcomers and new believers.
Let’s evaluate our churches and make sure we are not adding any unnecessary barriers for guests that come along.
A survey shows that Roman Catholics decline the most and go to church the least. Over half of Protestants attend church at least once a month.
A report shows that Australians have a good perception of Christians and are willing to have spiritual conversations, but also see Christianity as a bad influence in some areas.
According to a major survey, evangelicals are 37% of the population, Roman Catholics, 33%. 29% said they are unaffiliated believers and 1% identify as non-believers.
Researchers found that 40% of the UK Christian families have less engagement with their church since the pandemic. Current attendance in US churches is at 85%.
A survey shows that among millennials and Generation Z, girls are more likely than boys to reject any religious approach.
The Talking Jesus research analyses “the evangelism landscape in the UK today”. 42% say they are non-practising Christians and 16% identify as agnostics or atheists.
The Christian life is not covered by a one-day seminar, it is a lifelong journey of preparation for eternity to come.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier was re-elected with a large majority. He is a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church and very outspoken about his faith.
As we take stock after two years of Covid-19 disruption, we will see how local church involvement is critical for all aspects of a healthy life.
A survey found that, while 33% of 18- to 34-year-olds plan to visit a place of worship during Christmas, only 17% of British over 55 will attend one.
The Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church pointed out in a statement that they “support the government’s efforts to battle the resurging pandemic”.
Church trends in the 21st century.
The military announced a government of national unity. Guinean evangelicals ask to pray “for the unity of the church, socio-political stability and support to promote the gospel”.
For the first time since March 2020, physical distancing ends although face masks remain.“This is a time to celebrate, as we worship God together”, the Evangelical Alliance says.
Large mainline denominations that have adapted their theology to the LGBT ideologies have accelerated their loss of membership: 7 cases in 4 countries.
The answer to the question ‘are you religious’ or ‘do you belong to a religion’ depends on what the respondents understand by being ‘religious.’
7 Conversations is a suite of interactive multimedia resources. The aim is to help local churches “to thrive among all generations and bring young adults to faith in Jesus”.
According to the European Values Survey, migrants are more likely to belong to either a Muslim community or to be evangelical / Pentecostal than are the non-migrants.
Apologetics that is targeted on atheism is only reaching a tiny proportion of Europe’s population. The much greater challenge is reaching the huge number of unbelieving Europeans who are indifferent to Christianity and consider religion an irrelevance in modern life.
With the appointment of Anne-Nicole Heinrich, the institution aims to send a message of “missionality and inclusion”.
The churches that will recover the best from COVID and the Zoom church phenomenon are those which take thes three marks seriously: preaching, sacraments, and Christian fellowship.
“The way young people form bonds, make meaning, and live out their values is constantly changing. This is the most diverse generation that has ever existed”, concludes a survey conducted in the US.
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