Social media proves to be a space to share faith

VENTURA, Calif. — Nearly 3 in 10 Christians have shared their faith with nonbelieving friends and acquaintances on social media, according to a report by the Barna Group.

Barna surveyed 1,714 American adults and found that 28 percent of Christian respondents shared their faith on social media.

Other findings from the report titled “Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age,” included 30 percent of Christian respondents saying that they’re equally likely to share their faith online or in-person, 44 percent saying that technology has changed how they share their faith and 88 percent saying they share their faith online through personal posts.

“Technology and rapid cultural shifts may have altered the face of evangelism, but the Great Commission remains. This new report tracks what has changed so that leaders can coach Christians to be effective in sharing the unchanging good news,” explained Barna. (TAB)