LifeWay Research

Pastors Answer: Does an Affair Disqualify You From Ministry?

"'Pastors’ Views on Moral Failures,' conducted by Nashville-based LifeWay Research...'There is widespread disagreement from pastors across denominations, church size, age, race, and education levels to quickly restoring pastors who commit adultery to public ministry positions.'" - Church Leaders

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LifeWay Research: Biggest Concerns Pastors Have Right Now

"More than a quarter of pastors (27%) say they’re struggling with maintaining unity and dealing with conflict or complaints.... Several pastors mentioned difficulties surrounding special services like weddings and funerals or reaching out to members in hospitals and nursing homes." - F&T

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“57% of Protestant churchgoers say they find it challenging to make sense of the Bible when they read it on their own”

90% "agree they can usually understand how a passage of Scripture is relevant to them. Only 7% disagree. Four in 5 express confidence in their ability to help others with doubts about the truthfulness of Scripture (81%), difficulty accepting morals taught in the Bible (82%), and confusion over a Bible passage (81%)." - F&T

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Research: Churchgoers express hope, sadness over leaders who leave the faith

"LifeWay Research asked more than 1,000 Protestant churchgoers how they feel when a person well-known for their work in Christian ministry announces they no longer accept their previous faith.... More than 3 in 5 churchgoers say they hope the former ministry leaders come back to the Christian faith someday" - BPNews

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Pastors Reveal Their Top 9 Current Ministry Stressors

"LifeWay Research followed up their survey of pastors in March with a new survey that asks how the coronavirus is impacting their churches and them individually currently. Here’s what pastors identified as their nine biggest pain points and ministry concerns with quotes from actual pastors about those issues." - F&T

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LifeWay research: Pastors don't link world events to speeding up return of Christ

"Around 1 in 8 Protestant pastors (12 percent) believe Christians can speed up the second coming of Jesus by supporting geopolitical changes mentioned in the Bible, with 5 percent strongly agreeing. Four in 5 pastors (80 percent) don't believe their support will have an impact on the timetable of Christ's return" - BPNews

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LifeWay research: evangelicals' views on civility and respect in public discourse

"Two in 3 Americans with evangelical beliefs (66 percent) believe being civil in political conversations is productive, with 22 percent dissenting and 12 percent not sure...While 58 percent say they tend to believe those who disagree with them have good motivations, 54 percent say when they disagree with someone politically, the other person tends to take it as a personal attack." - BPNews 

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