Relationship Receptivity

Ed Stetzer and team recently released one of the largest surveys on Americans’ receptivity to different methods of church invitations. Conducted last December, the study included a survey of over 15,000 adults:


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Church Planter, Missional Strategist, Non-Profit Collaborator, and Author of "Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture". View all posts by Brandon Hatmaker

One response to “Relationship Receptivity

  • Brandon Hatmaker

    There’s much to learn from this information. It’s very telling. While our hope is that others will certainly find authentic biblical community, I think we also need to consider that maybe the “end all” of our goal is not necessarily to just “invite to church”. Seems to me that the reason a personal invite works for neighbors, family members, and friends is because there has already been a trusting relationship forged. That doesn’t happen overnight… nor does it happen through a cold-call knock on a door asking them to come. Our posture with people may be the most significant thing we have.

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