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Research and Trends

Research: Can We Speed Christ’s Return?

Pastors are more than three times as likely to believe Christians can speed up the return of Christ by the spread of their faith than by backing certain geo-political changes.

The Top 7 Trends in the Local Church

The trends most commonly reported by church consultants

7 Major Church Trends for 2020

Here's where the church is headed in 2020 and beyond.

Pew Analyzes Online Sermons

What do churchgoing Americans hear each week?

The Most Significant Cultural Shifts of the 2010s

These are the trends that the church needs to pay attention to in the new decade.

How the U.S. Economy Is Affecting Church Giving

Tracking church giving trends

How U.S. Adults Perceive Evangelicals

Evangelicals seen through a political lens

Research: The Opioid Crisis and the Church

How churches are responding

What Does Retirement Look Like for Pastors?

Almost half of retirement age pastors and missionaries are concerned about the financial stability of their family.