Since 1979, the film has been used to make 7.5 billion gospel presentations in 230 countries, with more than 490 million people indicating a decision for Christ after viewing it. Read More »
Some pastors make great bosses—and some don’t, says Thom S. Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources.
“In the course of three decades, I have seen some pastors thrive and some pastors fail,” he wrote at his website. Read More »
For many Christians in the United States, reading the Bible is seen as an afterthought.
Only 42 percent said reading the Bible or other religious material is essential. Read More »
According to a new study from LifeWay Research, few Americans are aware of many efforts by local Christians or churches to serve their neighbors.
LifeWay Research’s survey of 1,000 Americans looked at 13 service programs often run by churches—from tutoring kids to teaching job skills. Read More »
How can you best use your church building when you aren’t gathering together? Here’s some tips to help you capitalize on the facilities God has given you. Read More »
Most Americans say churches have a positive effect on the direction of the U.S., according to a new survey from Pew Research.
But not everyone sees the benefit of churches, including those who rarely attend religious services. Read More »
Christian bookstore visitors range from quilting-bee grandmothers to rough-and-tumble bikers.
While each guest may look different on the outside, I find they often ask similar questions. These questions reveal four types of people who may be future guests at your church. Read More »
How many people were baptized last year? What is your average weekend attendance? How many campuses do you have? How many do you have on staff? What about your budget?
Those can be great indicators of health. But they don’t measure matters of the heart. And they don’t tell us whether someone in our church is a disciple and whether people are maturing in their faith. Read More »
College freshmen are a lot less religious than they used to be.
In the last 30 years, the number of incoming freshmen who say they are nonreligious has tripled, according to data from the annual Cooperative Institutional Research Program Freshman Survey. Read More »
Whether through after-school programs, food pantries, or counseling services, local churches are community hubs providing a variety of resources and meeting multiple needs.
Here are four churches that are using their facilities to serve and bless their communities seven days a week. Read More »