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.
A Lifeway Research study finds church growth requires active small groups, focused evangelism, and the assimilation of new believers.
Emerging from a period of paused physical gatherings, pastors and churchgoers are considering what regular church attendance means.
U.S. Protestant pastors are doing more to encourage racial reconciliation. Still, most churchgoers want more ethnic diversity in the church.
U.S. Protestant Hispanic churches are finding success in building community within their congregations and reaching those outside their walls.