Lifelong Learning – Survey of Member Attitudes Reveals Surprising Trends

member attitudeResults from thousands of church member surveys were highlighted during last week’s world church Annual Council meetings. Jonathan Trim, director of the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research, presented the findings, which, in contrast with an aging North American membership, reveals that 54 percent of world church members are between the ages of 16-40, with only 10 percent older than 60. Other interesting facts: Sabbath School teachers had a more positive effect on members’ spiritual lives than pastors; only about one in three families conduct daily worship; almost half of college students and recent college graduates would accept practicing homosexuals as church members in good and regular standing; about 9 in 10 people who left the Adventist church were never contacted by their pastor after they stopped attending. Read a more in-depth summary from the Adventist News Network. Read additional reports from the Annual Council online.

 

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