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Aaron Earls

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Apathy in churches looms large for pastors

NASHVILLE (BP) – Pastors often deal with churchgoers with strong opinions, but they’re much more concerned about the people in their congregations who don’t seem to care much at all.

Pastors report struggling with time management, over-commitment

NASHVILLE (BP) – As pastors think about their greatest needs, some of those go beyond their ministries and are instead connected to their personal lives. Many pastors worry about their time management skills and how they can balance all the responsibilities they have at church and at home.

Christian or mainstream Media: Which do evangelicals prefer?

In an era with more media choices than ever, American evangelicals get their information and entertainment from both Christian and mainstream media. Almost every evangelical Protestant in the U.S. uses a mix of media from both Christian and mainstream sources, according to a study from Infinity Concepts and Grey Matter Research.

Don’t neglect the new front door of the church

The first time a visitor walks into your church building, they probably know more about your church than you think. More than that, visitors may have even participated in a worship service already. 

Pastors identify 7 spiritual needs for their life, ministry

NASHVILLE (BP) – Churchgoers may think their church leaders have it all together spiritually, but pastors admit they have room to grow.

Churches still recovering from pandemic losses

NASHVILLE (BP) – Compared to the beginning of 2021, more U.S. Protestant churches are gathering in person and more churchgoers are filling the pews. The return to pre-pandemic attendance levels has stalled, however, in recent months.

Most open to spiritual conversations, few Christians speaking

NASHVILLE (BP) – Americans are curious about the religious devotion of others and are willing to discuss the topic, but most say they rarely have conversations about faith with their Christian friends.

Pastors concerned with growing leaders, reaching outsiders

NASHVILLE (BP) – When thinking about ministry difficulties, pastors say they’re most concerned with growing the people inside the church and reaching those outside it.

7 Encouraging Trends of Global Christianity in 2022

Regardless of the situation in the United States, Christianity is growing around the world, especially in the global South, according to recently released analysis.

God’s provision and future decisions frame Lifeway trustee meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) – As trustees gathered via Zoom, Lifeway Christian Resources President and CEO Ben Mandrell shared significant ways in which God has continued to bless the organization and highlighted decisions guiding the future. In their semiannual meeting Jan. 25, Lifeway’s trustees also heard details of strong first-quarter ministry results and elected new board officers.