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11 November 2013

Press release

Which of the seven deadly sins holds you back?

Which of the seven deadly sins holds you back?

The Evangelical Alliance has launched a survey on discipleship and is inviting all evangelical Christians in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and England to participate.

The survey – part of the 21st Century Evangelicals series – asks Christians about the disciplines and practices which help them to grow in their faith. They are asked to reveal their routines of prayer and Bible reading, the temptations and struggles they face and how they draw on the support of others.

The findings are helping leaders and churches across the UK to make more effective plans for mission and ministry.

General Superintendent of Elim Pentecostal Churches, John Glass, said that the research series "provides 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".

Dave Landrum, director of advocacy at the Evangelical Alliance, said: "If we want the Church to grow and prosper in the UK we need to understand the opinions and day-to-day practices of evangelicals today. So we encourage everyone to play their part in completing this important survey about discipleship."

The survey will remain open until 30 November 2013 and can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/21CEdiscipleshipsurveynov2013 and is open to all practising evangelical Christians. If you are already a panel member, please use the personalised survey link in the email you have received.

Reports from previous surveys can be found at www.eauk.org/snapshot along with further information on the series. 

Media Enquiries

Terry Ally
Evangelical Alliance, London
Direct: 020 7520 3853
Mobile: 07734 194 445


Notes to Editors

21st Century Evangelicals
21st Century Evangelicals is a series of research booklets produced by the following group of organisations: CARE, Christians Against Poverty, Compassion UK, CWR, Evangelical Alliance, Mission Aviation Fellowship, Open Doors and Prospects. Its purpose is to study the beliefs, habits and practices of evangelical Christians in the UK.  In January 2011 the first publication of 21st Century Evangelicals was a groundbreaking survey of more than 17,000 respondents. The follow-up surveys will help us move forward and delve deeper in to understanding more fully the beliefs and practices at the heart of evangelicalism.

Previous issues in the series are:

  • A snapshot of the beliefs and habits of evangelical Christians in the UK
  • Does belief touch our society?
  • Are we communicating?
  • The World on our doorstep?
  • How's the family?
  • Does money matter?
  • Confidently sharing the gospel?
  • Do we value education?
  • Life in the church?
  • Working faithfully?

The Evangelical Alliance

We are the largest and oldest body representing the UK's two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, we have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society. We're here to connect people for a shared mission, whether it's celebrating the Bible, making a difference in our communities or lobbying the government for a better society. From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, we work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. And we're not just uniting Christians within the UK – we are a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians. For more information, go to www.eauk.org. www.eauk.org