Study Finds Inconsistency in Many Christians

While the majority of churchgoers desire to honor Christ with their lives and even profess to think on biblical truths, a recent study found few actually engage in personal reading and study of the Scriptures.

“Bible engagement” is one of the eight attributes of discipleship identified in the Transformational Discipleship study conducted by LifeWay Research. The study produced the Transformational Discipleship Assessment, which measures an individual’s spiritual growth in each of these areas of development.

The survey found 90 percent of churchgoers agree with the statement: “I desire to please and honor Jesus in all I do.” But when asked how often they personally read the Bible only 19 percent responded “every day.” 18 percent said “rarely or never.”