The Evangelical Alliance are the largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, the EA have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society. The EA believes the Church is the key to long-lasting change in our country – and that by working closely with their wide ranging membership (79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individuals), together we can transform our communities with the good news of Jesus.
You can help. EA produce ‘Snapshot’ surveys three or four times a year on a range of topics that highlight attitudes and need across the UK …
Looking for the most up-to-date statistics and information on what evangelical Christians really think and do? Then the 21st Century Evangelicals research series – an ongoing study into the beliefs, habits and practices of evangelical Christians in the UK – is for you.
Some of the questions explored by the series include: What is a typical evangelical Christian? What contributions do they make to society? What do they believe? What is distinctive about their lifestyle? What opinions do they hold about the most pressing issues of the day?
Up to 1,800 evangelicals have taken our regular surveys on relevant issues ranging from work and education to church life and evangelism. We have used the findings to produce handy A5-sized reports which are perfect for discussion in small groups. Discussion questions are available for each report and PowerPoint presentations can also be downloaded online.
The findings are sparking conversations and ideas in churches across the UK, helping them make more effective plans for mission and ministry today. (eauk.org)
If you would like to take part in their latest survey on poverty in the UK, follow this link and sign up to join the survey panel (see sidebar). You can also navigate to all their completed surveys and sign up for updates as new surveys are complete … they make compelling reading. Or read a sample report here (‘Time for Discipleship’ … what are the marks of a disciple, how do we grow disciples in our modern age etc.)
Both St Michael and St Barnabas are members of the EA and subscribe to their statement of faith.