Factoid: Relationships are also a major reason people affiliate with churches in our culture. In our own studies we have confirmed what McGavran originally called the bridges of God. Namely, that 75% – 90% of all people come into Christian faith and active church involvement as a result of a relationship with a trusted friend, neighbor, or relative.
Source: (Arn, Charles. Journal of The American Society for Church Growth. Vol. 6, 1995, p.76. )