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What Do People Think of Christianity? Response – Simon Benham

As a church pastor the results of Will’s survey weren’t a surprise to me. We live in a nation where fewer and fewer people are going to church, or have even had any meaningful interaction with church beyond going to the occasional wedding or funeral. As James Emery-White has pointed out the fastest rising religious …

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What Do People Think of Christianity? Part 6 – Will Bissett

6. What are the implications of these perceptions for mission? Part 2: A response.
As mentioned previously, respondents in this research had the chance to provide free-text commentary supporting their score choices. With 228 respondents and 5 opportunities to provide qualifying comments that made for 1,140 optional possibilities for comment. Many took the opportunity to share …

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What Do People Think of Christianity? Part 5 – Will Bissett

5. What are the implications of these perceptions for mission? Part 1: The contemporary situation.
The findings underline that in the UK we are in a missional situation, but one tainted with negative perceptions that need to be addressed if we are to effectively communicate the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Table showing the difference in negative …

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What Do People Think of Christianity? Part 4 – Will Bissett

4. If a church pastor had a coffee with you, what would be the number 1 thing that you’d share to help make his church ministry more effective to ‘outsiders’?
I’m well aware that that some Pastors reading this are very engaged with culture and trying to find new, different and appropriate ways to communicate …

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What Do People Think of Christianity? Part 3 – Will Bissett

3. Are there things that churches think they’re doing right that actually we’re doing wrong (and vice versa)?
The findings highlight and remind us of the gulf in mindset and perception between believers and non-believers.  A lot of our communications, questions and events often seem targeted at people who have a Christian background or as though …

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What Do People Think of Christianity? Part 2 – Will Bissett

2. Was there an outstanding finding? Were there any surprises?
The sample was split into 3 groups; regulars (attending church at least once a month), affiliates (identified as Christian but with low or no attendance), Others (no Christian affiliation).
Whilst it may seem obvious that Regulars would rate God, Jesus, Christians, Christianity and Church more highly than …

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What Do People Think of Christianity? Part 1 – Will Bissett

A study into perceptions of the Christian faith held by those on the fringes, and those outside the church
The Prime Minister has asserted that the UK is a Christian country. Is he right? In the 2011 census just over 59% of people in the UK claimed some kind of Christian affiliation or identity. Other surveys …

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363GLS – When Building a Team, What Talents Should You Look For? – Bill Hybels

Bill Hybels shares his leadership insights.

TRANSCRIPT: When Building a Team, What Talents Should You Look For?
The question is, you know, choosing talent, talent matters as you regularly recognize. And whenever you’re choosing high-level staff, you know there’s risks involved. You know from my writings and lectures I look for people with character, competency, chemistry, that …

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Creating a Leadership Revolution Part 5 – Bill Hybels

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An opportunity to explore
The Global Leadership Summit is for …

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Creating a Leadership Revolution Part 4 – Bill Hybels

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