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Pastors struggle with post-pandemic burnout. Survey shows half considered quitting since 2020

Post-pandemic burnout is at worrying levels among Christian clergy in the U.S., prompting many to think about abandoning their jobs, according to a new nationwide survey.

Black churches suffered but were resilient during COVID, new study finds

HARTFORD, Conn. (BP) – Black churches suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic in attendance, finances and clergy wellbeing, but outpaced others in embracing pandemic response efforts, a new study from the Hartford Institute for Religion Research found.

New normal settles for churches post-pandemic

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) — For two years now, almost every church in America has been holding in-person worship services, but not every pre-pandemic worshiper has returned.

After summers of setback, North Carolina sees VBS resurgence

MURFREESBORO, N.C. (BP) – When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the U.S. in early 2020, churches faced an unprecedented number of challenges as they adjusted to new realities brought about by the disease. 

Giving is up at churches and people are back, but challenges remain

(RNS) — Three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches have fewer people in the pews, more money in the collection plate and less conflict than they had in 2020.

Post-COVID Perspective: Pandemic’s ‘residual effect’ still felt at SBC seminaries

When COVID-19 slammed North America in March 2020, the six SBC seminaries took immediate and drastic action. They suspended in-person classes, emptied residence halls, and told employees to work from home.

Post-COVID Perspective: Pandemic pause left no long-term changes in Southern Baptist missions

The COVID-19 pandemic created short-term challenges for Southern Baptist mission efforts. But it included the opportunity to re-assess missiological practices while encountering a world re-awakened to its mortality and eternal matters.

Post-COVID Perspective: Religious liberty affirmed by courts during pandemic

NASHVILLE (BP) – The COVID-19 pandemic provided challenges to the religious liberty of Americans and their churches, but court rulings during the crisis actually affirmed the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion.

Post-COVID Perspective: Pandemic catalyzes churches to cast evangelistic net with online services

NASHVILLE (BP) – Of all the years to plant a new church, most people would likely put 2020 on the bottom of the list. But when God clearly called Frank and Maria Urroz to start a new church to reach the growing Hispanic population of Gallatin, Tennessee, how could they say no?

Post-COVID Perspective: Pandemic challenges brought refocus to many churches

NASHVILLE (BP) – College basketball fans know the third month of the year as March Madness. Fans fill out brackets and college teams compete for their one shining moment.