Almost three out of every four churchgoers say they have significant relationships with people at church, but less than half are intentionally helping other believers grow in their faith, according to a study by LifeWay Research. The survey of Protestant churchgoers identifies “building relationships” as one of eight attributes of discipleship that consistently show up […]
Survey: Doctrine remains a struggle in churches
While many Christians have a grasp of important doctrinal positions, some churchgoers struggle with basic truths about salvation, the Bible and the nature of God. A LifeWay Research study on ?Doctrinal Positions,? released April 5, shows 81 percent of churchgoers agree, in regard to salvation, that ?when you die, you will go to heaven because you have confessed your sins and accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior.?
Estate planning untapped tool for SBC churches
The majority of pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention believe Christians should include a legacy gift to a ministry or church, but 86 percent of SBC churches provide no assistance to their congregation to help with estate planning, according to a recent study.
Survey: Pastors lack estate planning
While the majority of pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention have a will, nearly 40 percent possess no type of estate planning document at all. A recent survey conducted by LifeWay Research on behalf of the Southern Baptist Foundation found 37 percent of SBC pastors do not have a trust, will, living will, electronic will, legacy story, or durable power of attorney with healthcare directives.
Study: Obedience is a challenge for believers
Making personal, sacrificial decisions in order to better obey Christ is a key attribute to an individual"s spiritual growth, according to a survey of American churchgoers by LifeWay Research.
Study: Most churchgoers don’t read Bible daily
While the majority of churchgoers desire to honor Christ with their lives and even profess to think on biblical truths, a recent study found few actually engage in personal reading and study of the Scriptures.
Gospel Project available on iPad, eBook
The Gospel Project curriculum created by LifeWay Christian Resources has introduced a digital delivery format to serve as yet another way for churches to engage in the three-year study designed for Sunday schools and small groups of all ages.
Luter exhorts leaders to commitment and renewal
Southern Baptist Convention president Fred Luter exhorted African-American believers to heighten their denominational involvement while also seeking spiritual renewal as he addressed the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference at the LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center.
Luter exhorts leaders to commitment & renewal
Southern Baptist Convention President Fred Luter exhorted African American believers to heighten their denominational involvement while also seeking spiritual renewal as he addressed the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference at the LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center.
Poll: SBC pastors have ‘mix of beliefs’ about Calvinism
Nearly equal numbers of pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention consider their churches as Calvinist/Reformed as they do Arminian/Wesleyan, although more than 60 percent are somewhat or strongly concerned about the effect of Calvinism on the denomination, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research.