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‚Äôs 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 […]