Survey Shows Churches Response During Pandemic

Reported by Vision News Team | vision.org.au
Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

A survey of single Christians in the U-K suggests most feel their church responded well to the pandemic.

Premier News reports the poll was conducted by the Christian group ‘Single Friendly Church’ which spoke to more than 500 single Christians about their experience in lockdown.

The organisation says the church needs to continue to listen to what they are doing well, and badly, as about 30 percent of the British church is single, as well as 40 per cent of the population.

Half of the respondents in the survey rated churches helpful or very helpful overall, but one in five people rated their churches as not very helpfulor unhelpful.

Nearly two-thirds of respondents looked online for resources, as well as to access prayer, social groups, sermons, services and bible studies.

When asked what they would like to say to church leaders, the dominant message was for much more regular contact, with a spirit of caring, particularly to those who live on their own.

Single Friendly Church says church leaders should think through the needs of their congregations and be open about how they approach on-site attendance.

 

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