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Online services expanded reach of churches during pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online worship services were a novel concept for many churches. In the almost two years since, however, churches have adapted and reached new people with the adoption of digital streaming. According to a new study from Nashville-based Lifeway Research, 45% of Americans say they have watched a Christian church […]

Most Americans see churches as helpful during pandemic

NASHVILLE (BP) – Many Americans found themselves in need as the COVID-19 pandemic caused significant loss of life, medical burdens and business closures. Most say local churches were helpful during this difficult season, but some didn’t see the aid congregations were offering.

Lifeway works to meet demand, overcome supply chain issues

NASHVILLE (BP) – Like many organizations and companies around the world, Lifeway Christian Resources is facing logistic issues surrounding shipping and raw material shortages. To surmount these challenges and meet increased demand, the organization is implementing several measures to better serve churches this fall.

COVID-19 causes church to change its name

ROCK HILL, S.C. (BP) – The pandemic forced churches across the country to make significant changes, but none were quite like the one at Stony Fork Community Church, formerly known as Outbreak Church.

Most Americans know and trust their neighbors, study shows

NASHVILLE (BP) – Despite quarantines and social distancing keeping people in their homes during the pandemic, Americans still say they know their neighbors.

FIDEICOMISARIOS: Mandrell comparte estrategia para la próxima era del ministerio de Lifeway

NASHVILLE (BP) – En la primera reunión en persona de los fideicomisarios desde febrero de 2020, el presidente y director general de Recursos Cristianos Lifeway, Ben Mandrell, compartió la triple estrategia para la próxima fase del ministerio de Lifeway.

TRUSTEES: Mandrell shares strategy for next era of Lifeway ministry

NASHVILLE (BP) – In the first in-person trustee meeting since February 2020, Lifeway Christian Resources President and CEO Ben Mandrell shared the three-pronged strategy for the next phase of Lifeway’s ministry.

Americans most want to avoid fear and anxiety, gain freedom and safety

NASHVILLE (BP) – After what was a scary year for many, more Americans say they want to avoid fear.

Most pastors feel supported by other local ministers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The vast majority of pastors say they feel support from other ministers in their communities, but that encouragement is less prevalent in some places.

U.S. Protestant pastors say sexually abusive ministers should step down permanently

NASHVILLE (BP) – As Christian groups and denominations debate the proper response to clergy sexual misconduct (both child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault), most pastors believe those who commit such crimes should withdraw from public ministry permanently.