Lifeway Research has found that most regular church attendees think it is important to share their faith with others, but admit they don’t do it. 80 percent of those who attend church one or more times a month say they think telling other about Jesus is important, but over 60 percent of those had not talked to anyone about the Gospel in the previous six months. Over 70 percent of the people questioned said they felt confident in their ability to talk about their faith, but only about a quarter had talked to someone else about becoming a Christian recently. Almost half of those same people had not invited a friend to church with them, and only about a quarter said they prayed for someone who was not a professing Christian every day, while another quarter prayed for nonbelievers a few times a week. The president of Lifeway Research, Ed Stetzer says praying may be the best indicator of a person’s spiritual maturity level. He plans to use study results to help believers grow in their faith and adds, “ If you are going to be intentional about sharing your faith, praying for others is a great way to start. We often acknowledge the importance of prayer in people coming to faith in Christ, but we also found it has an impact on the person praying.”
Though they say sharing their faith is important, most Christian don’t -- Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell,
Study: Churchgoers Say Sharing Faith Essential, Many Never Do; By Alex Murashko, http://www.christianpost.com/news/study-churchgoers-say-sharing-faith-essential-many-never-do-80020, Accessed August 15, 2012.
Mark 5:18–19 (HCSB) “As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed kept begging Him to be with Him. 19 But He would not let him; instead, He told him, “Go back home to your own people, and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you.”