Proselytizing has taken a beating in recent decades as the number of religiously affiliated Americans has plummeted.
But many Millennials are taking it a step further, telling Barna researchers it is inappropriate to attempt to evangelize others.
That attitude is prevalent in about 47 percent of that generation, Barna said in a survey released earlier this month.
“Almost half of Millennials agree at least somewhat that it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith,” Barna said in an online summary of the survey.
By comparison, 27 percent of Gen Xers, 19 percent of Boomers and 20 percent of Elders feel that way.
“Though Gen Z teens were not included in this study, their thoroughly post-Christian posture will likely amplify this stance toward evangelism,” Barna added.
MACBF to honor ministry partner in Annual Meeting
The Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has announced it will hold its Annual Meeting March 16 at Memorial Baptist Church in Arlington, Virginia.
The gathering is themed around honoring the John Leland Center for Theological Studies, located in Arlington.
The center is a ministry partner of MACBF.
“Leland has a new president and a new momentum for the future,” Trisha Miller Manarin, MACBF executive coordinator, said in an e-mail to Baptist News Global.
The meeting will feature that new president, Bill Smith, as well as other Leland faculty members.
The event also will also offer opportunities for networking and collaboration.
Registration information and giving opportunities is available online.
Gift gives $2 million boost to Baylor’s global presence
Balor University said it has received a $2 million gift to create an endowed Chair in Global Leadership within the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
Made by Baylor parents from California, the gift will support the school’s Global Mission Leadership program. Its mission is to contribute to Christ-centered international development, the university said in an announcement.
Baylor said “the gift also will support a full-time faculty member to lead the program and help grow its outreach and curriculum to equip not only GML students, but also Garland School students interested in serving globally.”