A majority of pastors with denominational affiliation believe it is vital to be part of a denomination, but a majority also believe that the importance of identifying with a denomination will diminish over the next 10 years.
Though most churches have a website, there is a divide between congregations that use their sites only for one-way communication and those that maximize their online presence with interactive technology.
Churches are turning increasingly to social networking tools as ministry aids and Facebook is by far the most popular tool, according to a new study by LifeWay Research.
Eighty-one percent put family first at Christmas, agreeing, strongly or somewhat, with the statement, \"Family traditions are the most important part of Christmas to me.\"
Winfrey and Bush, along with Glenn Beck, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin, comprised the list that LifeWay Research presented to Protestant pastors along with the question, \"Which, if any, of the following people do you believe are Christians?\"
When seeking information or advice, almost two-thirds of American \"Millennials\" – those born between 1980 and 1991 – prefer to rub shoulders with many people who have personal experience rather than a single recognized expert.
A new survey released today by LifeWay Research indicates that 61 percent of Protestant pastors disapprove (47 percent strongly) of President Barack Obama\'s job performance.
Nearly 9 in 10 American \"Millennials\" – those born between 1980 and 1991 – say it\'s up to their generation to clean up the environment, but a majority also believes that many Millennials go overboard when it comes to environmental issues.
Six in 10 American \"Millennials\" – those born between 1980 and 1991 – see nothing wrong with two people of the same gender getting married.
\"Urban church planting\" and \"raising up non-clergy church planters\" were the specific topics of the peer-learning event organized by Ed Stetzer, director of LifeWay Research.