When churchgoers find a new congregation, most say their reasons for church switching had a little to do with both the old and new churches.
When churchgoers find a new congregation, most say their reasons for change had a little to do with both their old and new churches.
Most American Protestant churchgoers accept the prosperity gospel belief that God wants them to prosper financially.
Financial prosperity is a goal for many Americans, and most believe it’s God’s plan for them, too—but that they need to give a little more to ensure that blessing.
Where and how they give is changing.
Tithing to religious organizations is still a widespread standard among churchgoers, but how and where they give is changing.
A new survey of 1,000 Protestant pastors finds that half are concerned the economy is hurting their churches.
Apathy and a lack of commitment among parishioners are some of the biggest challenges they face, pastors say, but churchgoers with strong opinions also present a challenging dynamic, according to a survey of Protestant ministers.
The average in-person weekly attendance at Southern Baptist Convention churches declined 18.75%, from 4,439,797 in 2020 to 3,607,530 in 2021.
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 ...
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.