By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE (BP) – Even though the pandemic may change Thanksgiving celebrations this year, Americans still express thankfulness for their family and friends. According to a survey from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, more than 4 in 5 Americans (84%) say they are thankful for their family. Sizable majorities also note being thankful for health (69%), […]
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After a few years of economic optimism, pastors say the 2020 economy is hurting their congregation.
By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most churchgoers say they can address doubts others have about the Bible, but half admit they have problems understanding Scripture on their own. Despite repeatedly affirming confidence in their own abilities to explain and understand the Bible, a recent LifeWay Research study in partnership with Explore the Bible curriculum […]
By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Churches are gathering again, but services and programs remain drastically different from the beginning of the year. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to previous surveys from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, Protestant churches across the U.S. stopped gathering in-person in a matter of weeks. The latest LifeWay Research […]
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. Consider a shorter sermon A study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found Protestant pastors’ estimates of their sermon lengths are shorter than the estimates of their congregations. Additionally, more than a quarter […]
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…Jesus mentions plagues or pestilence explicitly in Luke 21.”
…smaller congregations are more likely to say they haven’t livestreamed a church service.
“With planning, a church can be prepared without being distracted…”