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Pastors say Christmas Eve is most-attended holiday service

NASHVILLE (BP) – The closer it gets to Christmas, the more likely it is church pews will be filled.

Churches shouldn’t miss impact of thanksgiving

Churches invest significant time in services and outreach during Christmas and Easter—for good reason. Most churches see two of their highest-attended events and worship services during the year around those holidays, according to a Lifeway Research study.

Churches are open but still recovering from pandemic attendance losses

NASHVILLE (BP) — Almost every church in the U.S. is holding in-person services again, but some pre-pandemic churchgoers still haven’t returned.

Churchgoers increasingly prefer a congregation that shares their politics

NASHVILLE (BP) – As churchgoers head to the ballot box for midterm elections, most expect the rest of their congregation to be voting the same way they do.

FIRST-PERSON: 17 ways to appreciate pastors by meeting their greatest needs

LIFEWAY (BP) – A new tie as a Pastor Appreciation Month gift may come from a sincere place, but most pastors have greater needs than a wardrobe update.

Half of pastors say the economy is hurting their church

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Individuals aren’t the only ones facing consequences of inflation and other negative economic factors in the U.S., as many pastors say their churches are being harmed as well.

American evangelicals want balanced approach to immigration

NASHVILLE (BP) – Substantial majorities of evangelicals in the United States say they want an immigration solution that both secures the border and values those already in the country.

Americans’ theological beliefs changed to suit post-pandemic practice

NASHVILLE (BP) – Americans experienced seismic changes over the past two years, including, for many, how they attend church. The shift in behavior coincides with a shift in theology.

‘God has been faithful to preserve Lifeway,’ Mandrell tells trustees

NASHVILLE (BP) – Gathering for the first time in person in 2022, Lifeway Christian Resources trustees heard how God has been faithful to the organization through a challenging season and is providing direction for an exciting future, according to president and CEO Ben Mandrell.

SBC pastor pay stuck at same level since 2018

NASHVILLE (BP) – As inflation and other economic issues may be stretching most Americans’ budgets, Southern Baptist pastors may be feeling the pinch more than most.