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Nearly half of mainline Protestant pastors agree ‘nothing [is] wrong with two people of the same gender getting married,’ a Lifeway report found. Meanwhile, evangelical pastors’ support remains unchanged at 8%. […] Read More

Nearly two-thirds of Protestant churches in the U.S. now have active shooter plans, a LifeWay report found, and nearly half of pastors said their churches have armed members. […] Read More

Protestant pastors in the U.S. are more likely to connect evangelistic efforts, rather than involvement in geo-politics, with hastening the return of Christ, a LifeWay report found. […] Read More

Fewer U.S. Protestant pastors affirm that the U.S. economy is having a positive impact on their congregations in 2019, a LifeWay report said. Positive responses dropped from 45% in 2018 to 30% this year. […] Read More

When people from their own political party have said or done something they consider unacceptable, less than half of US evangelicals said they have spoken out against it, a LifeWay survey found. […] Read More

Nine out of 10 Protestant churches in the US continue to hold Wednesday night activities, a LifeWay report said, with small group Bible studies coming out on top as the most common midweek activity. […] Read More

Barely one out of three Protestant and nondenominational adults in the US who attend church at least monthly read their Bible each day, a report says. Nearly nine out of 10 read their Bibles at least monthly. […] Read More

Even while they believe their own churches would respond appropriately to allegations of sexual abuse by clergy, U.S. Protestants had mixed views about the extent of sexual abuse by clergy in local congregations. […] Read More

U.S. Protestants are faithful in praying for opportunities to share their faith but are less inclined to actually do so, a report found. More than half have not shared their faith with anyone in the past six months. […] Read More

More than six out of 10 U.S. Protestant churches are experiencing decline or stagnation in weekly attendance, a report found. Conversions are becoming rarer with 54 percent of pastors reporting less than 10 in 2018. […] Read More