Connecting with Spiritual Seekers

This is a reprint of an article released April 28, 2020, in ResouceUMC, an online division of United Methodist Communications.

CONNECTING WITH SPIRITUAL SEEKERS

As a church member, you know your church should be reaching out to spiritual seekers. But how do you reach out to them? Who are seekers and what do they care about?

A new survey of U.S. spiritual “seekers” ages 25-49, conducted by Barna Group on behalf of United Methodist Communications found willingness to visit a United Methodist Church rose to 42 percent in 2019 among U.S. adults seeking more spirituality in their lives and who are aware of the denomination. That’s up from 28 percent in 2017. Other findings include:

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Trinity United Methodist has embraced the concept of Journey Groups, small groups designed to support, educate and motivate all members, friends and visitors as they begin their personal spiritual journey. Some move quickly, others take their time, still others barely know anything about Christ but are eager to learn. We stand ready to help you find a path and start you on your journey. Call the church office at 386-734-4425 or email Pastor Todd Bardin, seniorpastor@trinitydeland.org.

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