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More Pastors Are Leaving Ministry Over Church Conflict
But experts say it can offer opportunities for leaders and congregations to grow.
God Called Him to Preach with a Broken Heart
Preaching legend and longtime professor Robert Smith Jr. is retiring after years of scholarship, accolades, and personal loss.
To Grow in New England, Southern Baptists Crack ‘Yankee Stoicism’
Overall church membership is up by nearly 10 percent in the region.
100,000 Reuses for the Church to Find
With a record number of congregations predicted to close their doors by 2025, multiuse developments may be the future for shrinking congregations and empty buildings.
Southern Baptists Lost Nearly Half a Million Members Last Year
Yet baptism and attendance numbers continue to recover from pandemic declines.
1 in 4 Pastors Plan to Retire Before 2030
Yet churches struggle to prepare those coming next.
Florida Pastors Worry Immigration Bill Would Criminalize Church Rides
Evangelicals who minister to and among the undocumented call the state’s proposal “an assault to religious liberty.”
To Whom Shall We Go? Global South Anglicans Reject Canterbury’s Leadership
Conservative Anglicans’ gathering in April comes after the Church of England’s “disqualifying” decision to bless same-sex marriages.
Under Municipal Regulations, UK Abortion Clinics ‘Safe’ From Silent Prayer
Two British citizens face criminal penalties for violating buffer zones.
Church Attendance Dropped Among Young People, Singles, Liberals
Overall, most churchgoers—including most white evangelicals—returned to the pews after the pandemic, survey finds.
In Church Planting, More Money Means More People
But a recent ECFA study can’t quantify intangible signs of growth.
Christians Remain a Minority Down Under, but Gen Z Aussies Are Open
New survey finds just 6 percent of Australians are heavily involved in the faith.
Small Evangelical College Stands Out for Diversity
Houston’s College of Biblical Studies, where three-quarters of students are Black or Hispanic, finds ministry partners in DTS and Tony Evans.
Religious Liberty Firm Goes Global with 1,500 International Cases
The Christian legal advocates with Alliance Defending Freedom are now working in over a hundred countries.
Churches Still Depend on Clergy Housing Allowance
Despite recent legal cases and reports of greedy abuses, experts say the longstanding benefit remains safe.
Southern Baptist Missionaries See Baptisms and Converts Surge With COVID-19
Leaders cite missiological methods and the work of the Spirit as the reasons for the surprising statistics.
A Year After the Election, Trump’s Effect on Evangelical Churches Lingers
Political tensions in the pews have calmed, and another survey shows leaders’ Trump support yielded more positives than negatives for evangelicals.
Shepherding in a Shifting Financial Landscape
The pandemic intensified existing economic challenges for churches—and catalyzed new ones.
Platt’s McLean Bible Church Hit With Attempted Takeover, Lawsuit from Opposition
The suburban DC megachurch’s recent scuffle over race and politics is symptomatic of a broader evangelical rift.
As Denominations Decline, Faith Looks Different in Nashville
In the Music City, CCM sales outpace country albums.