BRAND NEW RESEARCH - TIME FOR DISCIPLESHIP?
Our latest research has found that evangelicals really see God at work in their lives. They are embracing new smartphone technology to help them read the Bible on the go, and really value their church and home groups. But challenges remain; including low prayer levels, widespread feeling that churches are not discipling new Christians well, and many saying they do not feel equipped to share their faith.
To help churches and small groups take a deeper look at some of the issues we've produced some resources. You can download our free discussion questions, Powerpoint presentation and short summary of the key findings in the report.
Christian leaders from around the UK as well as our council members have reflected on the report's findings on film. Perfect to show in your small group or church service to stimulate discussion, visit www.eauk.org/discipleship to access the videos and longer talks on discipleship from our council meeting.
RESEARCH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Looking for the most up-to-date statistics and information on what evangelical Christians really think and do? Then the 21st Century Evangelicals research series – an ongoing study into the beliefs, habits and practices of evangelical Christians in the UK – is for you.
Some of the questions explored by the series include: What is a typical evangelical Christian? What contributions do they make to society? What do they believe? What is distinctive about their lifestyle? What opinions do they hold about the most pressing issues of the day?
Up to 1,800 evangelicals have taken our regular surveys on relevant issues ranging from work and education to church life and evangelism. We have used the findings to produce handy A5-sized reports which are perfect for discussion in small groups. Discussion questions are available for each report and PowerPoint presentations can also be downloaded online.
The findings are sparking conversations and ideas in churches across the UK, helping them make more effective plans for mission and ministry today. Further down the page you can view a full list of our research reports.
OUR LATEST REPORT
Working faithfully? is our latest report and provides fascinating insights into evangelicals' experiences and opinions of the world of work, including views on the living wage, job satisfaction and perceptions of discrimination in the workplace. It also explores whether the Church really supports working people and cares about the unemployed.
Our research series
January 2011 saw the launch of 21st Century Evangelicals - a groundbreaking survey of more than 17,000 respondents. But this was just the beginning - a snapshot. From this snapshot, we are now working to produce a moving picture.
An overview of our research so far:
- Working faithfully? - survey conducted in May 2013, report published in October 2013.
- Life in the church? - survey conducted in February 2013, report published in May 2013.
- Do we value education? - survey conducted November 2012, report published February 2013.
- Confidently sharing the gospel? - survey conducted August 2012, report published November 2012.
- Does money matter? - survey conducted May 2012, report published September 2012.
- The world on our doorstep? - survey conducted February 2012, report published May 2012.
- Are we communicating? - survey conducted August 2011, report published December 2011.
- How's the family? - survey conducted November 2011, report published February 2012.
- Does belief touch society? - survey conducted Easter 2011, report published September 2011.
- 21st Century Evangelicals - survey conducted throughout 2010, report published January 2011.
For more information on our ongoing plans, visit our What's Next page.
Network Church St Albans have used the reports for prayer and discussion, as Louise Chick explains: "These are such fantastic little booklets, jam-packed with fascinating and thought provoking information. We have encouraged our cell groups to use them for prayer and discussion and made a copy available for each church member, along with the discussion-starter questions."
John Glass, general superintendent of Elim Pentecostal Churches, recommends the research: "Once again, through precise analysis and helpful insight, the Evangelical Alliance has provided us with a reliable lens through which we can better understand the context in which we seek to serve – and so enabling us to focus with clarity on issues we should prioritise."
Our research panel is so important to us, and we are always looking for more people to get involved and take part in this important research. We would love you to join the panel by filling in the Join the Panel form on the right-hand-side.
OUR RESEARCH PARTNERS
We aren't doing this research alone; all our surveys and reports are designed and published in collaboration with our research partners. These partner organisations are CARE, Christians Against Poverty, Compassion UK, CWR, MAF, Open Doors and Prospects.