Most Churchgoers Say They Want to Serve, Fewer Actually Do
Despite saying they want to serve people outside their church, few churchgoers are even serving within the context of their own churches.
More Churchgoers Hear Encouragement to Adopt, Provide Foster Care
Fewer churchgoers see other members personally involved in adoption and foster care, but more have heard encouragement from church leaders.
Southern Baptists Decline in Membership, Grow in Attendance, Baptisms
In 2022, baptisms, giving and attendance rose within the Southern Baptist Convention, while membership and the number of congregations fell.
Churchgoers Are Still Tithing, More Comfortable Doing So Outside of Church
Most churchgoers who say tithing is an applicable biblical command say tithe money can be given to their church or a Christian ministry.
Growing Number of Christians Obtaining Payday Loans
Self-identified Christians often have a complicated relationship with payday loans and the lenders who offer them.
Fewer Churches Face Limited Cash Reserves
Compared to 2016, churches are more likely to have more than seven weeks of cash reserves. Additionally, few have had someone embezzle funds from the congregation.