Churchless people are all around us: among our closest loved ones, at our workplaces, in our neighborhoods. And more and more, they are becoming the norm: The number of churchless adults in the United States has increased by nearly 60 percent in the past decade. Yet the startling truth is that many of these people claim they are looking for a genuine, powerful encounter with God - but they just don't find it in church. What are they (or we) missing? How can we better reach out to them? What can we say or do that would inspire them to want to join a community of faith?
Containing groundbreaking new research from the Barna Group, and edited by bestselling authors George Barna (Revolution) and David Kinnaman (You Lost Me), Churchless reveals the results of a five-year study based on interviews with thousands of churchless men and women. Looking past the surface of church attendance to deeper spiritual realities, Churchless will help us understand those who choose not to be part of a church, build trust-based relationships with them, and be empowered to successfully invite them to engage.
What members say
Proper Context for Clear Perspective
this book is great. though slightly dated now, it cuts through the anxiety false notions of "everyone's out to get me" that can be reinforced by media and culture in regards to faith and witnessing. by giving facts and statistics, the barn group shows just how similar churches and unchurched can be, both positively and negatively, and reveals generally effective and ineffective means of sharing faith - what a find!