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.
Which churches have resumed gathering in person amid the coronavirus pandemic? Mostly evangelical Protestant churches rather than mainline Protestant and, more often, those located in the South or Midwest, according to a new survey released last ...
Analysis by Paul Glader and Michael Ray Smith
Churches and ministries have been increasingly focused on security issues. At least 19 fatal shootings have occurred at houses of worship since 2000.