No matter how you cook the figures…the church is in decline. There may be pockets of growth (especially amongst evangelicals), but there is far less believers in real terms now in the UK than there was 30 years ago.
The stats and graph come from the linked site.
On Sunday we are going to go through 1 Corinthians 9 and ask the question: Why did the early church grow? Why do so many churches die?
Have a read through 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 and ask:
- What were Paul’s motivations in life?
- How did this affect his relationship to the lost?
- How did this affect the way he lived and viewed life?
See you Sunday, in the school. And remember, our Explore mission is less than 2 weeks away!