At least 4,500 churches closed in 2019
A new study from Lifeway Research suggests more Protestant churches closed in 2019 than opened—continuing a decades-long congregational slide that is only expected to accelerate.
These days, preachers may be able to avoid the sting of a bad sermon, at least in the short term—as passing the offering plate, once a staple of worship, has largely halted due to the ...
A trial date has been set for Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo who is facing a number of sex abuse charges.
Brian Houston, co-founder of the global megachurch Hillsong, announced in an email on Saturday (April 11) that the church’s leadership had decided to “pause all operations” at its Dallas, Texas, location.
The percentage of Americans who are members of a house of worship dropped below the 50% mark last year for the first time in eight decades—the amount of time Gallup has measured the metric.
The real estate interest of Dallas megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes has entered into an exclusive 45-day negotiation to purchase property at the site of the former Fort McPherson army base in Fulton County, Georgia.
A study of 1,000 U.S. Protestant churchgoers found 91% said they planned on returning to in-person worship when it is safe to do so.
In a long-awaited report released Monday (Feb. 1), a task force commissioned to study the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission calls the convention’s public policy arm a “significant distraction from the Great ...
Even as the number of U.S. coronavirus deaths nears 400,000 and infections top 24 million, a quarter of Chronicle readers surveyed said they either don’t plan to be vaccinated or remain undecided.