People ready to say ‘yes’
According to the research ‘Church Going in the UK’ by Tearfund, almost 3 million people are open to being invited to church.
And there’s more good news than that. Research also shows
- Asked ‘What positively influenced you to become a Christian?’, over a quarter said ‘attending church’ (Talking Jesus: Church of England, HOPE, Evangelical Alliance)
- In England, about two in three non-Christians know someone they see as a ‘practising Christian’. (Talking Jesus: Church of England, HOPE, Evangelical Alliance)
- More than half of the Christians surveyed felt they’d missed a chance to speak to someone about God in the past 4 months. With almost half saying to some extent ‘I am too scared to talk about my faith’
That means many are open to accepting an invitation and are already in contact with those who could invite them. We just need these potential inviters to face the fear that’s preventing them.