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Church dropout rate among young adults studied
Jan18

Church dropout rate among young adults studied

NASHVILLE (BP) — Church pews may be full of teenagers, but a study released Tuesday (Jan. 15) suggests college students might be a much rarer sight on Sunday mornings. Two-thirds (66 percent) of American young adults who attended a Protestant church regularly for at least a year as a teenager say they also dropped out for at least a year between the ages of 18 and 22, according to a study from LifeWay Research. Thirty-four...

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Churches ramp up background checks to ensure safety
Jan09

Churches ramp up background checks to ensure safety

NASHVILLE (BP) — As churches become aware of potential safety issues, more are signing up for background check services through LifeWay Christian Resources’ OneSource program. “The numbers have increased dramatically since we began our relationship with backgroundchecks.com,” said LifeWay’s Jennie Morris. “On average, we add 160 customers a month.” Since January 2009, more than 16,000...

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NEW RESEARCH: Are churches cancelling services for the Super Bowl?
Jan26

NEW RESEARCH: Are churches cancelling services for the Super Bowl?

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— For churches that have Sunday night activities, most pastors say it’s still “game on” despite the big game next weekend. According to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, 68 percent of Protestant pastors say their church typically has some activity on Sunday night. And among those pastors, almost 6 in 10 (59 percent) say they will continue as normal on the night of the Super Bowl. “It is easy to think...

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