Lifeway Research

Results are in from Lifeway's 2022 Greatest Needs of Pastors study

"Of the 44 needs identified by pastors and included in the study, 17 were selected by a majority as an issue they need to address.Developing leaders and volunteers: 77% Fostering connections with unchurched people: 76% People’s apathy or lack of commitment: 75%..." - Lifeway

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Lifeway Research: New Year’s Resolutions Focus on Health, God and Money

"...more than 2 in 5 Americans (44%) say previous New Year’s resolutions have focused on their health. More than 1 in 4 say they’ve made resolutions on their relationship with God (29%), their finances (29%) or their relationship with a family member (26%)." - Lifeway

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Lifeway research: 9 in 10 U.S. adults say they celebrate Christmas, including many non-Christians.

"Catholics (99 percent) and Protestants (97 percent) are most likely to commemorate the day of Jesus’ birth. Still, significant majorities of Americans of other religions (74 percent) and those with no religious affiliation (82 percent) also celebrate Christmas." - Lifeway

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Most Churchgoers, and Almost All Churches, Are Now Gathering in Person

"A majority of churches didn’t start holding in-person services again until June 2020. By September 2020, 87% met physically, but that dropped to 76% in January 2021, according to Lifeway Research studies conducted at the time. In August 2021, however, only 2% of churches did not meet in person at all." - Lifeway

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Dangers of Valuing Politics More Than People

"Two noticeable reasons stand out among the reasons young adults stop attending church for at least a year between ages 18-22: 32% dropped out because church members seemed judgmental or hypocritical 25% dropped out because they disagreed with the church’s stance on political/social issues" - Lifeway

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