Here's how pastors responded to my informal social media poll asking them about their favorite role.
LifeWay Research: Fifteen percent of Protestant churchgoers strongly assert that matters of faith are a part of their regular conversations with fellow believers.
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LifeWay Research: Two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) say, “Christmas should be more about Jesus.”
But there is hope.
LIfeWay Research: Many Protestant churchgoers say their church teaches that God will bless them if they donate money.
LifeWay Research: Seventy-nine percent of pastors say weekly worship attendance at their church will increase in the next five years.
The trends most commonly reported by church consultants
Because the majority of Americans believe religious belief is more personal opinion than objective truth, beliefs will change over time.
As with most other church plants, new Hispanic church works see exponential growth during the first few years.