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Survey: Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to Heaven?

VENTURA, CA – The renowned Barna Group recently released the results and analysis and its latest survey conducted among 3,100 Americans. The purpose of the survey sponsored by Probe Ministries was to further define select worldview components of respondents labeled as Christian American across a range from Born Again to Unaffiliated. For those who have… Continue reading Survey: Is Jesus Christ the Only Way to Heaven?

2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #5: Unbiblical Ideas Embraced by Americans

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released the fifth in its series of reports examining Americans relative to our current Biblical worldviews. The report begins with what may be the boldest opening line of any of the releases so far. The American public flaunts its free will in… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #5: Unbiblical Ideas Embraced by Americans

2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #4: Biblical Worldview Fading Away in America

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released the fourth in its series of reports examining Americans relative to our current biblical worldviews. As with each preceding report and the reports released in 2020, the data is consistent, but the truths revealed are disappointing. The following chart can help… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #4: Biblical Worldview Fading Away in America

Christian Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation, New Survey Finds

COMMUNICATING IN A POST-COVID WORLD: Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to "ramp up the conversation" with the post-COVID generation, a new survey suggests. They're looking to increase their online video and live-chat offerings to engage people who want "real relationships and genuine community" in the post-COVID world. Click on image for higher resolution.

CHARLOTTE, NC — Christian ministries and nonprofits are eager to “ramp up the conversation” with the post COVID generation, a new survey suggests. They’re looking to increase their online video and live-chat offerings to engage people who want “real relationships and genuine community” in the post-COVID world. The survey of Christian leaders — conducted last… Continue reading Christian Ministries Eager to ‘Ramp Up Conversation’ with Post-COVID Generation, New Survey Finds

Barna & ABS Survey: The State of the Bible 2021

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Barna Group and the American Bible Society recently released their 11th annual study on The State of the Bible 2021. The initial report contains two chapters, “The Bible in America” and “The New Normal.” The American Bible Society plans to release seven additional reports based on their survey throughout the balance… Continue reading Barna & ABS Survey: The State of the Bible 2021

2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #3: Becoming One Nation Without God

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University has released its third in its series of reports examining Americans relative to our current generational worldviews. The news is not good. “The youngest adult generation of today, Millennials, are now threatening to reshape the nation’s religious parameters beyond recognition.” The report compares… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #3: Becoming One Nation Without God

2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #2: Counterfeit Christianity in America

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has released the second of its Worldview Inventory Survey reports for 2021. “Release #02: Introducing America’s Most Popular Worldview – Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.” Keep in mind that the first CRC report for 2021 revealed that an overwhelming 94% of Americans reject a Biblical worldview.… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey Release #2: Counterfeit Christianity in America

2021 CRC Worldview Survey: America Is Sinking in Syncretism

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has released the first of its Worldview Inventory Survey reports for 2021. “Release #01: America’s Dominant Worldview.” The most startling revelation from the report is that “only 6% of American adults possess a Biblical worldview.” It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to calculate that… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Survey: America Is Sinking in Syncretism

ACSI Releases Findings from Latest COVID-19 Survey of Christian Schools Nationwide

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International is pleased to announce the release of data from its third nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 730 member schools responded to the survey, which was fielded in late November. The report addressed enrollment trends, COVID-19 disruption, distance learning… Continue reading ACSI Releases Findings from Latest COVID-19 Survey of Christian Schools Nationwide

CRC Worldview Survey: Welcome to Post-Christian America

PHOENIX – Post-Christian America. That’s the only honest way to describe the present culture in the United States. The Cultural Research Center on the campus of Arizona Christian University has just released the 11th in its series of reports on the American Worldview Inventory 2020. The report is entitled, “American Christians Are Redefining the Faith:… Continue reading CRC Worldview Survey: Welcome to Post-Christian America

Survey from Ligonier Ministries Reveals What Americans Know (or Don’t) About the Christian Faith

ORLANDO, FL — Ligonier Ministries’ biennial State of Theology survey provides insights on how Americans view a wide range of Christian beliefs. This comprehensive report provides key findings on beliefs about God, truth, the Bible, worship, and ethical issues. Conducted with LifeWay Research, this survey polled a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. The full… Continue reading Survey from Ligonier Ministries Reveals What Americans Know (or Don’t) About the Christian Faith

Ministry Brands Releases New Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Churches

LENOIR CITY, TN — To document the impact of COVID-19 on churches, Ministry Brands – the leading provider of software, services, and information platforms for churches, ministries, and those they serve – today released new data from a recently completed national survey of churches across multiple denominations. The report, “Coping with COVID-19: Insights from Church… Continue reading Ministry Brands Releases New Survey on Impact of COVID-19 on Churches

Survey Reveals Turnaround in Church Giving

STUNNING TURNAROUND IN CHURCH GIVING: A new survey of churches across America reveals a turnaround for church financial health — halting a downward trend in offerings caused by COVID-19. The findings are welcome news for America's churches as the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) launches the second annual Bless Your Pastor (BlessYourPastor.org) campaign.

WASHINGTON — A new survey of churches across America reveals a turnaround for church financial health — halting a downward trend in church giving caused by COVID-19. The findings are welcome news for churches as the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) launches the second annual Bless Your Pastor (BlessYourPastor.org) campaign to equip churches for October… Continue reading Survey Reveals Turnaround in Church Giving

New Survey Reveals Turnaround in Church Giving

STUNNING TURNAROUND IN CHURCH GIVING: A new survey of churches across America reveals a turnaround for church financial health — halting a downward trend in offerings caused by COVID-19. The findings are welcome news for America's churches as the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) launches the second annual Bless Your Pastor (BlessYourPastor.org) campaign.

WASHINGTON — A new survey of churches across America reveals a turnaround for church financial health — halting a downward trend in church giving caused by COVID-19. The findings are welcome news for churches as the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) launches the second annual Bless Your Pastor (BlessYourPastor.org) campaign to equip churches for October… Continue reading New Survey Reveals Turnaround in Church Giving

Worldview Survey Sees Giant Generation Gap

PHOENIX – The latest and final portion of the Cultural Research Center Worldview Inventory 2020 has been released. The results are alarming. Having compared the worldview of the Millennial generation to the other living generations, the report title tells the tale that the results reveal. Millennials Have Radically Different Beliefs About Respect, Faith, and America… Continue reading Worldview Survey Sees Giant Generation Gap

D. James Kennedy Ministries Survey Reveals Christian Hunger for Fearless Pulpits

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — A write-in survey sent to friends and supporters of D. James Kennedy Ministries reveals that Christian respondents, by overwhelming margins, want their pastors to speak out on moral and cultural concerns. On issue after issue–abortion, religious liberty, poverty, sexual identity, Israel, Christian heritage, role of government, church in politics/government, and radical… Continue reading D. James Kennedy Ministries Survey Reveals Christian Hunger for Fearless Pulpits

ACSI Release Nationwide Survey of Christian Schools’ Reopening Plans

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is pleased to announce the release of data from its second nationwide survey of Christian schools’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on reopening plans and the financial outlook for fall 2020. Nearly 550 Christian schools representing diverse geographic locations and… Continue reading ACSI Release Nationwide Survey of Christian Schools’ Reopening Plans

CRC Survey: America in Potential Moral Freefall

PHOENIX, AZ – The opening paragraph of the Cultural Research Center sixth release of the results of the American Worldview Inventory 2020 introduces a frightening overview of our country’s perceptions of morality and moral choices. “Our nation is facing a potential moral freefall unthinkable to earlier generations—with a majority of Americans today no longer embracing… Continue reading CRC Survey: America in Potential Moral Freefall

Survey Reveals America’s Greatest Existential Threat

PHOENIX, AZ – The most significant existential threat for America is not the Coronavirus. Nor is it China, Iran, Russia, or North Korea. It is also not the potential collapse of our economy and supply chains. Continuing analysis by the American Worldview Inventory 2020 points out that “One-third of the nation’s adults who have chosen… Continue reading Survey Reveals America’s Greatest Existential Threat

Pastors Views on Marriage – Research Survey Results Released

NASHVILLE, TN – On February 11, 2020, LifeWay Research released the results of a survey of pastors on the subject of same-sex marriage. The study was conducted to assess the changes, if any, among Protestant pastors of various denominations, educational achievements, race, and gender since LifeWay conducted a similar review a decade ago. There have… Continue reading Pastors Views on Marriage – Research Survey Results Released

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Survey: Christianity in Decline in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – A new study released this month by the Pew Research Center indicates that “the religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip.” The news is not encouraging. Only 65 percent of Americans self-identified as Christians, down from 77 percent a decade ago. 43 percent self-identified as Protestants,… Continue reading Survey: Christianity in Decline in the U.S.

Landmark Survey Reveals Encouraging Signs for Christian School Movement As Leaders Commit to Innovate

Poll by Global Christian School Leadership Summit (GCSLS) Cites Enrollment, Cultural Relevance and Diversity as Educators’ Top Priorities COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Three out of every four Christian school leaders report they are more optimistic about the future of Christian education after a landmark summit to address challenges in an era of “seismic” cultural change, according… Continue reading Landmark Survey Reveals Encouraging Signs for Christian School Movement As Leaders Commit to Innovate

2017 Abortion Facility Survey: Abortion Clinic Numbers Keep Dropping

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — In a year that abortion businesses attempted to expand in America, the actual number of abortion facilities decreased by 27 clinics over 2016 totals. Closures far outpaced newly opened abortion facilities in 2017. In all, 49 abortion facilities – 35 surgical and 14 medication only clinics – closed or… Continue reading 2017 Abortion Facility Survey: Abortion Clinic Numbers Keep Dropping

New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

MINISTRY LAUNCHES NEW GOSPEL OUTREACH -- IN AMERICA'S BIBLE BELT: Global Christian organization Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) is embarking on a new gospel outreach -- this time, in the heart of America's own Bible belt. Thousands in Dallas-Fort Worth -- a hub for migrants -- are crying out for a message of hope in the midst of the pandemic, financial stress, and turmoil, the organization says.

CRETE, IL — A ministry that shares the Bible with people in far-flung corners of the world is embarking on a new faith outreach — this time, in the heart of America’s own Bible belt. As desperate migrants from Central America and other countries flood into Texas, Bible League International (BLI, www.bibleleague.org) says thousands of… Continue reading New Faith-Based Outreach Eyes Migrants, Others in Texas Bible Belt

2021 Could Be ‘Best Year Ever’ for America’s Nonprofits, New Report Suggests

RALEIGH, NC — A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the pandemic. The new study of people’s giving intentions across the nation shows a whopping 90% of donors expect to give the same — or even more… Continue reading 2021 Could Be ‘Best Year Ever’ for America’s Nonprofits, New Report Suggests

2021 CRC Worldview Release #6 Christian, Conflicted, or Confused?

GLENDALE, AZ – The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University has published the sixth release in its series of American Worldview Reports for 2021. The report is entitled “What Does It Mean When People Say They Are Christian?” Each successive report issued over the past two years is a wake-up call for followers of… Continue reading 2021 CRC Worldview Release #6 Christian, Conflicted, or Confused?

Christian Support for Israel Soars Ahead of the High Holy Days

Christian support for Israel soars ahead of the High Holy Days Photo Credit: © 2021 IFCJ, photo by Yossi Zeliger

JERUSALEM — The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) is launching a $10.9 million aid program to help over 260,000 people in Israel and the former Soviet Union during Rosh Hashanah and the High Holy Days. This is the largest program The Fellowship has ever launched for Rosh Hashanah and is more than… Continue reading Christian Support for Israel Soars Ahead of the High Holy Days

College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

AUSTIN, TX – All national surveys point to the fact that 50% to 70% of students involved in the church today are walking away from an active faith in college. We can no longer afford for this to happen; they are needed to help shape their generation and catalyze students to Gospel movements on campus.… Continue reading College is Starting – Platform Reversing the 70% Faith Attrition to Bring Awakening on Campuses

The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI – Burundi is a landlocked African country about the size of the state of Maryland. It is bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east, and the DRC to the west. Lake Tanganyika comprises much of its southern border. One of the poorest nations in the world, it has been called… Continue reading The Amazing Amazi Water Story in Burundi

America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

NONPROFITS FACE 'SEVERE' THREAT TO FUNDRAISING EFFORTS: A new report on America's multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could impact millions of people. A "severe shortage of qualified fundraisers" could seriously affect donations, says the report by DickersonBakker (www.DickersonBakker.com)

RALEIGH, NC — A new report on America’s multi-billion-dollar nonprofit fundraising industry suggests it is on the brink of a staffing crisis that could affect millions of people. America’s 1.5 million-plus charitable organizations face a “severe shortage of qualified fundraisers” that could seriously restrict their efforts to raise critically needed funds — and impact millions… Continue reading America’s Nonprofits Face ‘Severe Shortage’ of Fundraisers

FRC Launches New Center for Biblical Worldview, Welcomes George Barna and Owen Strachan as Senior Fellows

WASHINGTON — Family Research Council today launched the Center for Biblical Worldview (CBW). The Center for Biblical Worldview is an exciting new ministry of Family Research Council whose mission will to be to help Christians develop and live by a biblical worldview. CBW will also train Bible-believing Christians to advance and defend the faith in… Continue reading FRC Launches New Center for Biblical Worldview, Welcomes George Barna and Owen Strachan as Senior Fellows

Retirement Reformation Founder Urges Christian Seniors to ‘Get off the Couch, Engage in Lifelong Ministry’

ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO SIGN THE 'RETIREMENT MANIFESTO': Bruce Bruinsma, whose book, Retirement Reformation, has sparked a movement using the same name, urges Christians to support the Retirement Manifesto, which is available on the group's website. Hundreds of people have already signed the 10-point document, which affirms biblical beliefs in lifelong ministry and choosing to enter each season of life with a God-directed vision.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — If the results of a recent survey are any indication, it’s time for Christians to counteract the view of retirement as a season only for relaxation and leisure, says the author of the book that launched a movement. Bruce Bruinsma, 79, the founder of Retirement Reformation (https://retirementreformation.org/), says the popular outlook… Continue reading Retirement Reformation Founder Urges Christian Seniors to ‘Get off the Couch, Engage in Lifelong Ministry’

Dust on the Pews

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gallup, the renowned polling, research, and analysis firm, issued a new report on the status of the church in America. What should have been shocking news was, unfortunately not. Americans’ membership in houses of worship continued to decline last year, dropping below 50% for the first time in Gallup’s eight-decade trend. In… Continue reading Dust on the Pews

National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021

COLORADO SPRINGS – Seventy years ago, the late Dr. Billy Graham preached from the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building with a message that that included a passionate request for Congress and the President to establish a National Day of Prayer President Truman responded positively and nearly immediately. In 1988, President Reagan approved an amendment… Continue reading National Day of Prayer – May 6, 2021

God Is Writing a Beautiful Story for Iran

ALPHARETTA, GA – It takes only one visit to Elam Ministries’ website to see the evidence that God is writing a beautiful story for Iran. What is that story, and how can it be possible? Isn’t Iran ruled by the Muslin ayatollahs? Haven’t Iranian officials called the U.S. and Israel “Big Satan” and “Little Satan?”… Continue reading God Is Writing a Beautiful Story for Iran

COVID Stay-at-Home ‘Doesn’t Compare to Leprosy Isolation’ Says Gospel for Asia

COVID STAY-AT-HOME 'DOESN'T COMPARE TO LEPROSY ISOLATION:' With new COVID social restrictions in force in many countries, a just-released report (http://www.gfa.org/press/leprosy-ministry) from Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) reveals the loneliness and despair of people living with another "disease of isolation" -- leprosy. The report marked World Leprosy Day late last month.

WILLS POINT, TX — Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like Gospel for Asia Canada, to serve the deprived and downcast worldwide — released a new special report amid new COVID social restrictions in force in many countries, reveals the… Continue reading COVID Stay-at-Home ‘Doesn’t Compare to Leprosy Isolation’ Says Gospel for Asia

157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

MERCER ISLAND, WA — Today, the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) honored 157 faith-based organizations as Certified Best Christian Workplaces for 2020. Says BCWI CEO and Co-founder Al Lopus, “Today, we honor extraordinary organizations whose leaders took a wise, courageous, and necessary step. Faced with the simultaneous challenges of managing remote workplaces, shrinking budgets and… Continue reading 157 Organizations Honored as ‘2020’s Certified Best Christian Workplaces’

From Lockdown to Locker Room: Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Calls Church to Address ‘Natural Climate of Challenges’ Facing Gen Z

PLANO, TX — As the COVID-19 pandemic shows signs of slowing down and then accelerating again—like a perilous roller coaster ride–an apologist, who has worked with and researched young people in the church for nearly 55 years, is sounding the alarm about the impact of lockdown isolation on Generation Z—especially as they go back to… Continue reading From Lockdown to Locker Room: Best-Selling Author Josh McDowell Calls Church to Address ‘Natural Climate of Challenges’ Facing Gen Z

One in Five Evangelicals Reject the Bible’s Teaching on Gender

ORLANDO, FL — A recent survey from Ligonier Ministries shows that 22 percent of U.S. evangelical Christians agree with the statement, “Gender identity is a matter of choice.” However, this statement directly contradicts the Bible’s teaching that our gender as male or female is given by God our Creator (Gen. 1:27). Ligonier Ministries’ biennial State… Continue reading One in Five Evangelicals Reject the Bible’s Teaching on Gender

Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25

WASHINGTON — The Biblical Archaeology Society, publisher of “Biblical Archaeology Review” (BAR), a niche magazine, will host its signature event online this fall. The 23rd Annual Bible and Archaeology Fest, on October 24–25, offers live talks from leading Bible scholars and archaeologists from around the world via the popular Zoom computer application. Registered, paid participants… Continue reading Virtual Bible and Archaeology Event October 24 and 25

650 Million Child Brides Worldwide Says Gospel for Asia

650 MILLION CHILD BRIDES: Girls face greater exploitation than ever, with more than 650 million "child brides" in the world today, a startling new report reveals. Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood -- a special report by Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org) -- coincides with the U.N. International Day of the Girl, Oct. 11.

WILLS POINT, TX — Girls face greater exploitation than ever, with 650 million child brides in the world today, a shocking new report reveals. As women’s rights take center stage in the U.S. and many parts of the world, the reality for millions of girls worldwide is sexual exploitation and forced marriage before the age… Continue reading 650 Million Child Brides Worldwide Says Gospel for Asia

Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the horrific realities girls face, child marriage, human trafficking, abuse & exploitation, and the restoration & redemption that God brings to their lives. Nearly 173 years ago, on October 16,… Continue reading Rewriting the Tragedies of Girlhood

Millions of Americans Pray Daily for America, the President, and the Military

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Discussing religion and politics at a neighborhood barbeque may be considered bad form, but a new two-dimensional survey commissioned by the non-profit and non-partisan Presidential Prayer Team (PPT), first to the general public of Americans (reflected here) and second to the vast prayer team membership, shows that the mixing of prayer and… Continue reading Millions of Americans Pray Daily for America, the President, and the Military

America’s Spiritual Weakening Revealed

SANFORD, FL – Americans are becoming theologically and spiritually weaker. It is more and more obvious as we read and watch the daily news, and as researchers publish survey results that measure our changing perspectives on all things moral and Biblical. Ligonier Ministries and Lifeway Research collaborate every two years to monitor “The State of… Continue reading America’s Spiritual Weakening Revealed

ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

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ZION, IL – ZEMA is the acronym for the Zion Evangelical Ministries of Africa. Based, somewhat ironically in Zion, Illinois, ZEMA ministers primarily to the Zionists of independent African churches. This would probably be an appropriate time to explain African Zionism. This requires setting aside any preconceived notions of the popular usage of Zionism related… Continue reading ZEMA’s Unusual Mission in Africa

Gospel for Asia Brings Love to“The Least of These” During the Pandemic

Adrika receives a packet of grocery items from Pastor Puskar.

INDIA — Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by Dr. K.P. Yohannan – Discussing those suffering unseen in the pandemic and how GFA workers are bringing them relief and aid and letting them know that they are seen and cared for in the midst of it all.  As… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Brings Love to“The Least of These” During the Pandemic

C12 Companies Create More Highly Engaged, Flourishing Workplaces

MERCER ISLAND, WA — New research conducted by Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI) reveals that more than twice as many companies (23.8 %) affiliated with C12 Group, a global network of Christian CEOs and executives, develop flourishing workplaces than other for-profit companies (9.10 %). The study also shows that C12 organizations scored higher in overall… Continue reading C12 Companies Create More Highly Engaged, Flourishing Workplaces

Shifts in Bible Perceptions Fuel Changes in Morals and Life Choices in the General Public

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — A new two-dimensional nationwide survey by the non-profit, non-partisan Presidential Prayer Team suggests that America’s general public is uncertain about how to integrate the Bible into their lives – or even if they should.

Most Americans Pray But Disagree about How Prayer Works

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Since the advent of the Coronavirus crisis millions of Americans have addressed the fears and challenges raised by COVID-19 through prayer. As part of a new two-dimensional national survey of U.S. adults commissioned by The Presidential Prayer Team, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, profiles the prayer life of Americans. The survey of the… Continue reading Most Americans Pray But Disagree about How Prayer Works