How Can Pastors Help Their People Read the Bible Better?

Although Christians confess the Bible is God’s Word, many don’t read it regularly — much less daily. According to Lifeway Research, 1 in 3 Americans (32 percent) who regularly attend a Protestant church say they read the Bible personally every day. Close to 1 in 8 (12 percent) admit they rarely or never read the […]

Lifeway campers give more than $580,000 to IMB, NAMB for gospel impact

This summer, as thousands of kids, students and chaperones at Lifeway camps developed a greater understanding of missions and a heart for missionaries, they gave generously, entrusting their gifts for Great Commission purposes. As a result of this generosity, Ben Mandrell, president and CEO of Lifeway Christian Resources, presented checks totaling $587,484.97 to International Mission Board […]

Churchgoers still watch livestream services, at least occasionally

As many churchgoers continue watching livestream church services at least occasionally, they also recognize limitations in its validity and utility. According to a Lifeway Research study, nearly 2 in 5 Protestant churchgoers (39 percent) say they have watched a livestream service instead of attending a church service in person on more than five occasions over […]

Pastors promote racial reconciliation, churchgoers want diversity

Although pastors are doing more to encourage racial reconciliation and churchgoers say their church is doing enough to be ethnically diverse, nearly half of churchgoers say their church needs to become more ethnically diverse. In a survey of American churchgoers, 49 percent say their church needs to become more ethnically diverse, including 18 percent who […]

Love for God seen in churchgoers’ spending time alone with Him

Most Protestant churchgoers spend time alone with God at least daily, but there’s a range in what they do in that time and what resources they use. According to a study by Lifeway Research, nearly 2 in 3 Protestant churchgoers (65 percent) intentionally spend time alone with God at least daily, with 44 percent saying […]

Use Halloween to engage others, pastors say in Lifeway study

This year, as millions of Americans celebrate Halloween, many Protestant pastors in the United States are encouraging their church members to respond to the holiday in specific ways. More than 7 in 10 (71 percent) pastors say they encourage church members to invite friends or neighbors to church events on or near Halloween, such as […]

Americans believe religious liberty is declining, Christians face intolerance

While most Americans say religious liberty is on the decline in the country, even more believe Christians are increasingly confronted with intolerance in the U.S. But some say American Christians complain too much about how they are treated. More than half of Americans (54 percent) say religious liberty is on the decline in America, including […]