Lifeway Research found 100% of churches met in person in August 2023. That’s not the case for every churchgoer. But the vast majority are back.
When church switchers change congregations, they have a long list of important factors they are looking for in a new church.
When churchgoers find a new congregation, most say their reasons for church switching had a little to do with both the old and new churches.
Women's ministry leaders and women churchgoers see positive efforts in ministry to women while recognizing growth opportunities.
In 2023, pastors have similar perceptions of the economy as in 2022, with half saying it is having a negative impact on their church.
The Southern Baptist Convention is made up of mostly smaller churches dotting the southern U.S., but only the Northeast region is growing.