- Younger unchurched people would prefer to read an inspirational book than seek inspirational help from a church. And only 1 in 6 would actually go to church to seek spiritual guidance. However, 9 out of 10 young adults have at least one Christian among their close friends.
- What’s more is, 9 out of 10 of these young adults said they would be willing to listen to someone’s beliefs. While 3 out of 5 said they would study the Bible with a friend if they were asked.
- Research shows us that the unchurched today do not see organized church as a place to find spiritual guidance. So why don’t we spend more effort to reach the 91% who are in close relationships with Christians who will probably never go to a church?
Every Christian has a circle of friends around them, that’s their “oikos.” We need to be focused on, praying for, ministering, serving and leading (not following) them. We need to be setting a standard that will attract them. God has placed them in our lives for a reason. Every Christian then, becomes a minister.
This is why “oikos” is so important.