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When it comes to seeking a church to join, nearly half of U.S. Protestant churchgoers seek a congregation in which people share their political views, a report says. […] Read More

Many U.S. Protestant and non-denominational churchgoers hear a “prosperity gospel” from the pulpit, including 41 percent of Baptist respondents, a LifeWay report says. […] Read More

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults in Protestant and nondenominational churches have invited someone to church in the past six months, a LifeWay report says. […] Read More

Personal relationship is the most common reason U.S. Protestant and nondenominational adults who attend church at least monthly donate to charitable causes, according to a LifeWay Research report published on April 17. Twenty-one percent of respondents said they donated because they “personally knew someone who worked at the charity” when asked what led them to […] Read More

U.S Protestant congregations are diversifying but progress is slow, according to a LifeWay Research report released on March 20. When asked if their congregation is predominantly comprised of a single racial or ethnic group, 53 percent of Protestant pastors strongly agreed – an 11-point decline from 2013. By comparison, 27 percent somewhat agree (up from […] Read More

U.S. Protestants are increasingly using technology in their ministries, according to a LifeWay Research report released on Jan. 9. In 2017, 84 percent of Protestant pastors surveyed said that their churches maintained a website, a 6-point increase from 2010. The leading goals for these websites were to “provide information to potential visitors to our church” […] Read More

Feeding the hungry and clothing the poor are among the most visible local church ministries in the U.S., according to LifeWay Research. In response to the question, “Which, if any, of the following areas of service have you heard local Christian churches or their members doing in the last six months?” 60 percent of U.S. […] Read More

Few U.S. adults read their Bibles regularly, even though 87 percent have at least one copy in their homes, LifeWay Research found. Fifty-three percent of respondents said they had read little to none of the Bible: several passages or sentences (30 percent), a few sentences (13 percent), and none (10 percent). Among the reasons cited […] Read More

“Anti-Christian culture” topped a list of the 10 most important issues facing today’s families in an Internet survey by LifeWay Christian Resources. “Removing ‘Christ’ from Christmas, banning references to the Ten Commandments, outlawing public prayer, there seems to be a lot of resistance to acknowledgment of the sovereignty of God,” says a Web page announcing […] Read More

A 50-year-old seminary professor, author and consultant on church growth is being recommended as the next president of LifeWay Christian Resources, the Southern Baptist Convention publishing house. A nine-member search committee on Friday announced it would nominate Thom Rainer, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, […] Read More