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Pastors have congregational and, for some, personal experience with mental illness

NASHVILLE (BP) — Most pastors have seen mental illness in their pews, while some have seen it in themselves.

Most pastors know of deconstruction, fewer see it in their pews

NASHVILLE (BP) – For some pastors, the only construction projects they worry about are building renovations, but others say they’re facing churchgoers who are tearing down aspects of their faith.

Patriotic displays common in July 4th church services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Protestant pastors say they will worship God and honor America at church services this weekend, and they’re not too worried churchgoers will confuse the two. 

Mandrell shares Lifeway’s vision for serving the global church

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Speaking to messengers gathered for the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting, Lifeway Christian Resources President and CEO Ben Mandrell shared the organization’s desire to partner with churches around the globe, including those who have felt underserved.

FIRST-PERSON: Who is the new church dropout?

NASHVILLE (BP) – In 2020, life circumstances changed which made it more difficult to attend church services. And, before they even realized it, many haven’t walked into a church building in a couple of years.

Religious faith, church attendance aligns with more pro-life views

NASHVILLE (BP) – Not all pro-life Americans are religious, but religious Americans are more likely to be pro-life.

Christians say they’re seeking but not having evangelistic conversations

NASHVILLE (BP) – Most Christians say they’re ready, willing and praying to have conversations about their faith with others, but many admit they haven’t gotten around to actually having those conversations recently.

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.