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What Students Look for in Church

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Noticed this study from the Christian Post about what students are looking to get from church. Doesn't mean they are right, but interesting none the less?

What teens expect most when it comes to churches is to worship or make a connection with God, a new Barna study showed.

Other important things they look for in a church include spending time with close friends (34 percent); getting encouraged or inspired (34 percent); and volunteering to help others (30 percent). Expectations teens prioritized as less important were learning about prayer (26 percent); listening to religious teaching (26 percent); participating in discussions regarding religion and faith (23 percent); being mentored or coached in spiritual development (21 percent); discovering the traditions of their faith (20 percent); participating in a study class about faith (19 percent); and studying the Bible (18 percent).

Most teens also prefer a church that teaches how their faith should influence everyday decisions and lifestyle rather than one that teaches the traditions and background of their faith (39 percent vs. 16 percent, respectively). At the same time, 45 percent said they would not care for either type of church.


posted by Joshua Griffin @ 4:23 PM |

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At 10/09/2007, Blogger Nick said...

Wow! Good stuff!


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