Research: How Well Do Churchgoers Understand the Bible?

Most churchgoers are comfortable addressing others' doubts, but still feel gaps in their understanding of the Bible.

Research: 1 in 5 Churches May Close Due to Pandemic

Sixty-five percent of churches have seen a giving decrease since mid-March as churches stopped holding in-person services.

Survey: Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that U.S. adults overwhelmingly say houses of worship should be required to follow the same rules about social distancing and...

Research: Majority of Americans Believe Works Are the Key to Salvation

A majority of Americans, a new survey finds, no longer believe that Jesus Christ is the way to eternal salvation. Faith (generally) and good works, they say,...

Growth in the Year of COVID

Throw out the playbook, not the mission.

1 in 3 Practicing Christians Is Still and Only Attending Their Pre-COVID Church

Recently, Barna Group revealed findings about “The New Sunday Morning,” highlighting trends in church attendance and engagement since the nation’s response to COVID-19 began in March of...

Research: How Do Christians Respond When High-Profile Figures Leave the Faith?

In recent months and years, several high-profile Christian pastors and musicians announced they no longer identify as Christian or believe in core doctrines of the faith. These public...

Digital-Savvy Churches See Consistent Giving During Pandemic

Givelify has released a new report that explores how giving to churches has changed during the pandemic. Giving In Faith: How Coronavirus Widened the Digital Divide found...

Survey: How Long Should Sermons Be?

When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. A study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research found...