Thursday, June 22, 2017

New study: Beautiful churches and cathedrals an important force in bringing conversions

ALETEIA
By Philip Kosloski
Churches inspire young people to become Christian, a study suggests CREDIT: PA/DAVID DAVIES
According to a new study by the British-based Christian youth organization Hope Revolution Partnership, tried and true tools of evangelization, such as the church building itself, are very influential in a young person’s conversion to Christianity. The Telegraph revealed the results of the study, stating that, “Around 13 percent of teenagers said that they decided to become a Christian after a visit to a church or cathedral.” Even more surprising was the report’s finding that the “influence of a church building was more significant than attending a youth group, going to a wedding, or speaking to other Christians about their faith.” [More]