We’re #11

According to a Barna study posted yesterday Portland, OR is the 11th most post-Christian city in the United States. Check out the results here.

Here are the factors that were considered in this survey:

Post-Christian = meet at least 60% of the following 15 factors (9 or more factors)
Highly Post-Christian = meet at least 80% of the following 15 factors (12 or more factors)

1. do not believe in God
2. identify as atheist or agnostic
3. disagree that faith is important in their lives
4. have not prayed to God (in the last year)
5. have never made a commitment to Jesus
6. disagree the Bible is accurate
7. have not donated money to a church (in the last year)
8. have not attended a Christian church (in the last year)
9. agree that Jesus committed sins
10. do not feel a responsibility to “share their faith”
11. have not read the Bible (in the last week)
12. have not volunteered at church (in the last week)
13. have not attended Sunday school (in the last week)
14. have not attended religious small group (in the last week)
15. do not participate in a house church (in the last year)

Obviously I am not super excited about this, but I do know that God is working in the city of Portland. Let us keep praying for our neighbors, towns and cities, and nation to come to know the truth and grace of the gospel that offers abundant life through Jesus Christ!

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