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Multiracial Congregations Are on the Rise

Baylor University: The percentage of Protestant churches that are multiracial tripled, from 4 percent in 1998 to 12 percent in 2012.

People Want More Christ This Christmas

LifeWay Research: Two-thirds of Americans (65 percent) say, “Christmas should be more about Jesus.”

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.
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9 Ways the Modern Worship Service Is Changing

The average church has made significant adjustments to their worship service in the past two decades.

Religious Faith, Church Attendance Aligns With More Pro-life Views

Not all pro-life Americans are religious, but religious Americans are more likely to be pro-life and less likely to be pro-abortion rights.

Why Are People Reluctant to Discuss Their Faith?

Barna Group: We interviewed U.S. adults for whom spiritual conversations are rare or nonexistent to find out why.

Pastors Remain Optimistic About Church Growth

LifeWay Research: Seventy-nine percent of pastors say weekly worship attendance at their church will increase in the next five years.

The Top 7 Trends in the Local Church

The trends most commonly reported by church consultants

The Most Notable Trends for the Church in 2021

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