'Now is the time to talk'

Introduction: 'Credit crunch searchers' turn to family not church. Benita Hewitt, director of Christian Research, says 'now is the time to talk' to acquaintances since three out of four are looking for meaning and community.

 

‘Credit crunch searchers’ turn to family not church

The financial downturn has prompted three quarters of adults to rethink their values and purpose but hardly any have considered going to church. The findings, from a survey of 2,000 adults conducted for Christian Research, showed that many were looking to spend more time with family. The second most popular way of coping and finding meaning was through contacting past friends. However, only 3 per cent had considered going to church. Despite this, 23 per cent of unchurched respondents said they were searching and 14 per cent of searchers had tried prayer. Benita Hewitt, director of Christian Research, said ‘now is the time to talk’ to acquaintances since three out of four are looking for meaning and community.

Source: Christianity (July 09)

www.biblesociety.org.uk/newswatch

Office posted the article on Friday, 26th June 2009 at 10:43pm


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