The Barna report came out with a report on who attends adult church Sunday School classes, small groups and house churches. Here are some interesting stats,
1) -->A little over half of attendees of churches as well as small groups/classes are women.
2)-->There is a lack of singles and especially never-marrieds in these groups.
3)-->Older adults dominate church events.
4)-->Personal Bible study and reading is more prevalent among small group attenders.
But isn't this the continual problem in the evangelical church?
2)Singles not included nor treated with respect so why should they even come
3)Younger adults not even coming to church anymore (a few years ago Barna gave these stats: only 9% of evangelicals between 18 and 30 attend church).
Ok, now we know the problem, and the first two we've known for decades. But nothing changes. Anyone know how to change this that churches HAVEN'T tried yet?
Steve Went Looking for Grace
19 hours ago