Pray Tell reader Jeff Reed calls our attention to this report from The Barna Group, which surveyed churchgoers from across the USA and from a variety of traditions.
The report provides breakdowns by generation, by tradition, and by size of congregation. Among the results suggested by their survey:
- “One-third of those who have attended a church in the past have never felt God’s presence while in a congregational setting.”
- “One-quarter (23%) of those with church experience selected the description that church feels ‘like a group sharing the same space in a public event but who were not connected in a real way.'”
- This survey suggested that “church experiences do not differ all that much based on the size of the church.”
Do these results seem reasonable? –ca