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Study: Pastors Hesitant to Preach on Race

Close to 1 in 6 pastors (16%) admit they have not addressed racial reconciliation from the pulpit in the past two years.

Study: Half of U.S. Protestant Pastors Hear Conspiracy Theories in Their Own Churches

49% of U.S. Protestant pastors say they frequently hear members of their congregation repeating conspiracy theories they have heard about why something is happening in our country.

Avoiding Pastoral Red Zones

Pastor care must be a pandemic priority

Are Church Leaders Losing Gen Z?

Faith leaders can still become the trusted mentors that young people desperately need right now.

The Most Notable Trends for the Church in 2021

The 12 things that will shape the immediate future of the church

The Economic Fallout for Churches From 2020

Almost half of U.S. Protestant pastors (48%) say the current economy is negatively impacting their church, including 5% who say the impact is very negative.

Study: Most Churches Have Not Returned to Pre-Pandemic Attendance Levels

One in 10 churches (9%) say their attendance in September was less than 30% of what it was in February before the pandemic spread to the U.S. Another 20% say attendance was between 30% and less than 50% of what it was.

3 Startling Stats That Reveal How Much the Church Has Changed This Year

The surprising trends that signal where the church is headed

Is Bivocational Better?

The Challenges and Benefits of Bivocational Ministry