Talking Jesus: What new research means for evangelism today


Six part series: The 'Talking Jesus' report 2022 uncovered the state of faith in the UK – here we take a deep dive in to see what it means for evangelism today

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Welcome to our blog series exploring the new Talking Jesus research and what it means for evangelism today. We pray it freshly encourages and challenges you to talk about Jesus more confidently and intentionally than ever. Let’s get talking Jesus!

What is the Talking Jesus research?

The Talking Jesus research was first carried out in 2015 for a group of leaders from across many denominations. It was carried out to give church leaders an insight into how Christians, the church and Jesus are perceived by those outside our churches, as well as showing how practising Christians come to faith, to help church leaders to be strategic for growth. The original partners in this research always intended to track the results to measure the churches’ impact in evangelism so the research was undertaken again online by Savanta ComRes in February 2022.

Check out the full report here.

What to expect from the series

As you engage with this series, members of the Evangelical Alliance staff team will set out some of the key findings from the Talking Jesus research and answer the question, what does this mean for us as God’s people?

We are passionate about this research because we know that facts can change people’s understanding and behaviour. This research can bring confidence to the church and to all of us who follow Jesus and who long to see others come to faith.

Talking Jesus: The increase of ethnic minority Christians

Talking Jesus: The increase of ethnic minority Christians

The recent Talking Jesus research reveals that 25 per cent of practising Christians are from ethnic minority backgrounds – how should this shape our evangelism?
Rev Dr Israel Oluwole Olofinjana Rev Dr Israel Oluwole Olofinjana
Mission
Talking Jesus: The power of the church family in nurturing children

Talking Jesus: The power of the church family in nurturing children

How as the church can we be discipling children, especially when the biggest influence towards people coming to faith is growing up in a Christian family?
Anna Seevaratnam Anna Seevaratnam
Mission
Talking Jesus:  Four things we can do to help more people become Christians

Talking Jesus: Four things we can do to help more people become Christians

Phil Knox explores four of the most powerful and effective ways to reach out with the gospel, backed by Talking Jesus research – which will you try today?
Phil Knox Phil Knox
Mission
Talking Jesus: How to love people who don't love the church

Talking Jesus: How to love people who don't love the church

Many non-Christians think negatively about the church but positively about their Christian friends – how can we respond to this reality?
Rachael Heffer Rachael Heffer
Mission
Talking Jesus: Are “not-yet Christians” closer to trusting Jesus than we think?

Talking Jesus: Are “not-yet Christians” closer to trusting Jesus than we think?

45 per cent of UK adults believe in the resurrection – but it’s what we do with this new knowledge that matters
Gavin Calver Gavin Calver
Mission