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Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age

How Christians’ Approach to Sharing Their Faith Has Changed in 25 Years

Evangelism has changed in the past 25 years. Technology and rapid cultural shifts, including the impact of social media, have redefined the ways we communicate. Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age focuses on this shifting definition of evangelism and the perceptions of faith sharing from both sides of the conversation: the sharer and the hearer. Through this research, church leaders can coach Christians to be effective in sharing the unchanging Good News in the digital age.

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Books & Resources

Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age Kit
Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age Starter KitDiscover the delight of spiritual conversations with tools, based on research from Barna Group, for your individual and congregational outreach. Each kit includes one Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age monograph, The Reluctant Witness book, a workshop DVD, selected Project Connect booklets, 25 Curve Cards, and online course information.

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Digital Research Kit: Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age
Explore an in-depth look at the research from Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age. In addition to a digital copy of the monograph, this kit includes a presenter’s slide deck to share the research findings, a video presentation about some of the research, and a discussion guide to help lead conversations with your team.

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Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age Monograph
How Christians’ Approach to Sharing Their Faith Has Changed in 25 Years
Spiritual Conversations in the Digital AgeTechnology and rapid cultural shifts may have altered the face of evangelism, but the call to bring Christ to the nations remains. This award-winning report tracks what has changed so that church leaders can coach Christians to be effective in sharing the unchanging Good News.

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The Reluctant Witness: Discovering the Delight of Spiritual Conversations
The Reluctant WitnessAuthor Don Everts grew up assuming that spiritual conversations are always painful and awkward. But his surprising -- and sometimes embarrassing -- stories affirm what Scripture and the latest research reveal: spiritual conversations can actually be a delight. With original research from the Barna on Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age, this book offers insights and best practices for how to become an eager conversationalist.

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The Eager Conversationalist/Spiritual Conversation Curve Workshops
The Eager Conversationalist/Spiritual Conversation Curve WorkshopsDrawing on Barna data contained in the Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age monograph, Lutheran Hour Ministries offers two workshops. The first, Eager Conversationalists, examines the common characteristics of those who talk about their faith on a regular basis and how you can become more eager in your conversations. The second, The Spiritual Conversation Curve, offers help in getting past conversational hurdles. This is possible when we focus on someone's "spiritual posture," so as not to impose a conversation that's forced or ill-timed.

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Spiritual Conversation Curve Cards
Spiritual Conversation Curve CardUse this card to help you consider how you can engage in faithful prayer and fruitful conversation with the people in your life who do not share your faith.

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How to Talk About Your Faith: An Introduction to the Spiritual Conversation Curve
Equip yourself with knowledge and confidence to have faith-sharing dialogues with others. This easy-to-read, easy-to-use booklet is ideal for helping you have more fruitful conversations about Jesus.

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Sharing Jesus Booklets
This booklet series tackles honestly and head-on the questions that people have been asking for over 2000 years. They can be purchased as a bundle or individually.
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LHM Learn Courses
LHM Learn offers free online courses to help you process and apply the information we gained from Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age.

  • Then & Now: The Nature of Spiritual Conversations Today
  • Eager to Share: The DNA of Eager Conversationalists
  • Prepared to Respond: The Spiritual Conversation Curve
  • Chat and Relate: A Curve Short Course
  • Share and Connect: A Curve Short Course
  • Explore and Clarify: A Curve Short Course

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Church Resources

Sermon Outlines
Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age Starter KitWant to lead your congregation toward having more spiritual conversations? Use research and biblical encouragement to equip them to share their faith more often with this 5-part sermon series based on LHM’s and Barna’s research in Spiritual Conversations in the Digital Age. In response to many requests, we crafted these sermon outlines for use in your particular congregational context.
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Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) has partnered with Barna Group—an industry leader for research-based insights about faith and culture, leadership and vocation, and generational groups—on an ongoing study of faith in America. This collaboration allows LHM to create resources and online courses that address the needs of both the churched and non-churched.


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