Posted: 21 Jul 2015 04:01 AM PDT
We’ve spent several weeks compiling the results of our two surveys in June.
Today, I’m featuring the one-question survey results for Christians in their 20s and 30s.
The 17-question 2015 Blog Reader Survey will be posted next week.
Here are the results of the survey for Christians in their 20s & 30s (the age group which makes up a large portion of this blog audience.)
The question was — “What is the greatest struggle that Christians in their 20s and 30s face today?”
Here were the top 10 answers that were repeated the most:
- We lack mentors and being mentored in the deeper things of God.
- We lack being connected with others who are serious about growing in Christ.
- We struggle with spiritual loneliness and lack of community. We long for connection and deep relationships with serious Christians.
- We lack understanding of the Bible and knowing how to read it with profit.
- We struggle with distractions and being free from the influences of the world.
- We struggle with compromising with the world’s false narratives because of fear of persecution, being labeled haters, bigots, intolerant, closed-minded, idiots, and losing friends.
Btw/ I wrote directly to this problem recently in How to Respond to the World’s Narrative.
- We struggle to find authentic friendships based on knowing Jesus, loving Him and serving Him.
- We struggle with finding our purpose in the world.
- We lack inspiration and motivation and get distracted and discouraged by the cares of this life.
- We really don’t Jesus that well, so we need true discipleship.
After going through the hundreds of responses one-by-one, I was monumentally impressed with the brightness and depth of this audience.
I’ve gone on record saying that the people who subscribe to this blog (the majority audience is 21 to 49) are some of the sharpest Christians on the planet. The survey responses confirmed that.
Now . . . I have great news for all of you.
The new mentoring project I will be unveiling in the Fall directly addresses all of these 10 struggles and meets the needs that stand at the root of them.
The project will also provide a cure for spiritual loneliness by creating connections with other believers of like mind and heart.
I believe this project will end up becoming my most valuable contribution to the body of Christ.
To be alerted when the project goes live and join it early (which has some big advantages), FILL OUT THIS FORM and be sure (1) to type your email address in correctly and (2) confirm that you signed up when you get the confirmation email.
If you have friends who struggle with any of these 10 issues from the survey, send them the link to this post. They won’t want to miss out on the new Mentoring Project when it launches.