Fewer churchgoers see other members personally involved in adoption and foster care, but more have heard encouragement from church leaders.
In 2022, baptisms, giving and attendance rose within the Southern Baptist Convention, while membership and the number of congregations fell.
Most churchgoers who say tithing is an applicable biblical command say tithe money can be given to their church or a Christian ministry.
Self-identified Christians often have a complicated relationship with payday loans and the lenders who offer them.
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.