Tag: Aaron Earls

Southern Baptists More Historic Than Nationalist in Political Posture

Around 3 in 5 members (58%) and leaders (62%) say the government should not favor any specific religion or religious belief, while around a third of members (36%) and leaders (33%) say the government should favor Christianity.

Southern Baptists Lost More Than 1,200 Congregations in 2022

The primary reason congregations are no longer considered active Southern Baptist congregations is that they cease to exist.

Could the Rise of the Nones Be Over?

Some research organizations have seen a leveling off of the growth in religiously unaffiliated Americans.

U.S. Christians Support Solution to Conflict that Benefits Israel and Palestinians

Most American Christians (88%) say Israelis have the right to determine their own statehood and government. Around 3 in 4 (76%) say the same about the Palestinians’ governance.

New Normal Settles for Churches Post-Pandemic

Most small churches (58%) are near or above their pre-pandemic worship service attendance levels.

Growing Southern Baptist Churches More Likely in Northeast

Membership in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont churches together grew by 1% from 2017 to 2022. Every other area saw a numerical decline for Southern Baptist churches.

AI-Powered Preaching: How Much Should Silicon Valley Impact Sermon Prep?

Pastors and church leaders should be aware of its potential uses within their churches while remaining diligent toward the ways in which AI can undermine the message being communicated and change us without us even being aware.