• Almost a Quarter of American Families Have Turned to Church Food Pantries for Help

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As the holidays approach, food pantries across the country will collect donations to help those in need. Chances are some of the folks who donate also know what it’s like to go to bed hungry. Nearly one in four Americans (22 percent) say their family has

    Almost a Quarter of American Families Have Turned to Church Food Pantries for Help
  • New Survey Finds Widespread Support for Immigration Reform Among Pastors

    By Bob Smietana  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The nation’s Protestant senior pastors want the U.S. government to mix justice with mercy when it comes to immigration reform. Most say it's the government’s job to stop people from entering the country illegally. They also support reform that includes

    New Survey Finds Widespread Support for Immigration Reform Among Pastors
  • Protestant Churches Reflect Improving Economic Trends

    By Jim Burton NASHVILLE, Tenn.— The nation's slow economic recovery from a deep recession is showing up in the offering plates of Protestant churches in the U.S., according to a recent survey by LifeWay Research. Although 56 percent of churches still report negative impact from the economy 13

    Protestant Churches Reflect Improving Economic Trends
  • Americans Believe in Heaven, Hell, and a Little Bit of Heresy

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Most Americans believe in heaven, hell, and a few old-fashioned heresies. Americans disagree about mixing religion and politics and about the Bible. And few pay much heed to their pastor’s sermons or see themselves as sinners. Those are among the findings

    Americans Believe in Heaven, Hell, and a Little Bit of Heresy
  • Americans Pray for Friends and Family, but Rarely for Celebrities or Sports Teams

    By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- Americans pray for their friends, families, and sometimes their enemies. They ask for divine help in times of trouble but rarely praise God’s greatness. And they seldom add politicians, nonbelievers, or even their favorite sports team to their prayer lists,

    Americans Pray for Friends and Family, but Rarely for Celebrities or Sports Teams

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