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.
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.
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 ...