Churches and ministries are facing mounting pressures to implement youth protection policies, shifting from a retroactive mitigation strategy towards a more proactive and preventative approach. This could include requiring safety training, watching for abuse indicators ...
Helping those in need is a biblical principle, so the increase in direct cash gifts to people struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic should come as no surprise. But is direct giving taking the place of ...
But significant challenges remain
At their recent annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, Southern Baptists spoke loud and clear about sexual abuse.
A significant majority of Protestant church leaders in the United States believe pastors who commit child or adult sexual abuse should permanently withdraw from public ministry.
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.
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.
Billy Graham RRT, LifeWay Research, Potter’s House, Lavished Ministries
Ministries Making a Difference: Billy Graham RRT, LifeWay Research, Potter’s House, Lavished Ministries
My friend and marketing expert Jonathan Bock and I were asking people on the street what they thought about “Christians.” The response? Hypocritical, judgmental, harsh, phony, insensitive, bigoted, and exclusive. Not exactly the “Fruit of the Spirit” the Bible describes ...
For months, the leaders of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations have urged churches to social distance, wear masks and do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Giving to congregations has shifted upward after churches closed their buildings earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a survey shows.