• Mental Illness Remains Taboo Topic for Many Pastors

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One in four Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness in any given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Many look to their church for spiritual guidance in times of distress. But they're unlikely to find much help on Sunday

    Mental Illness Remains Taboo Topic for Many Pastors
  • Pastors Seldom Preach About Domestic Violence

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For many Protestant pastors, domestic violence is the pro-life issue they almost never talk about. A new survey from LifeWay Research found that most Protestant senior pastors say they know victims of domestic violence and believe stopping abuse is a pro-life

    Pastors Seldom Preach About Domestic Violence
  • Moviegoers Want More Faith-Based Films, Hollywood Delivers

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Hollywood’s “year of the Bible movie” continues to drive sales at the box office in 2014. Four faith-based films have already earned more than $50 million each in ticket sales, according to Boxofficemojo.com. Those films—“Noah,” “Heaven is for Real,” “Son of

    Moviegoers Want More Faith-Based Films, Hollywood Delivers
  • Keep “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Say Most Americans

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.—In 1954, the United States Congress added the words “under God” to the country’s Pledge of Allegiance. Sixty years later, most Americans would like to keep it that way, despite ongoing legal challenges to the pledge. A lawsuit filed against a New Jersey school

    Keep “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Say Most Americans
  • Few Americans Have Qualms About Cremation

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.— A growing number of Americans are taking “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” literally when they die. About 4 in 10 (41 percent) Americans say they plan to be cremated, according to a survey of 1,036 Americans from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. Six in 10

    Few Americans Have Qualms About Cremation

LifeWay Research: Enlightening Today’s Church with Relevant Insights

Transformational Discipleship – Canada

Through extensive testing (the largest research project of its kind ever done), the LifeWay Research team has discovered certain attributes visible in the lives of believers who are progressing in spiritual maturity. These eight attributes are biblical factors that consistently show up in the life of a maturing believer. SEE THE RESULTS