The Facts & Trends Story
Since January 1957, Facts & Trends has been providing Christian leaders with relevant information, practical ministry ideas, and biblical resources. With an affinity for research, we’re always looking at what’s happening now, what’s changing, and what’s emerging in the future. Covering faith, culture, and local church ministry, the stories we tell provide insight to cultural and religious trends that are sure to impact the church.
Facts & Trends is designed to help pastors and other Christian leaders navigate the issues and trends impacting the church by providing information, insights, and resources for effective ministry. We see the church as God’s missionary agent. Through the ministry of the church, the mission of Jesus is extended, for it is His body—called to make disciples of all nations.
It is because of this call that we want to be a resource to church leaders as they make and grow disciples who make disciples. In addition to the latest findings from LifeWay Research, you’ll find articles about leadership development, effective church ministry, and practical resources you can use in your church.
We also want to give a voice to what God is doing in and through the local church. If it helps the church, you’ll find it in our pages.
Facts & Trends is mailed four times annually by LifeWay Christian Resources.
President and Publisher | Thom S. Rainer (@ThomRainer)
Editor in Chief | Carol Pipes (@CarolPipes)
Senior Editor | Lisa Cannon Green (@LisaCCGreen)
Managing Editor | Joy Allmond (@JoyAllmond)
Senior Writer | Bob Smietana (@BobSmietana)
Online Editor | Aaron Earls (@WardrobeDoor)
Associate Editor | Aaron Wilson (@AaronBWilson26)
Graphic Designer | Katie Shull (@KShull)
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