Seeking to develop strategies to prevent formerly active members from leaving through the so-called “back door,” LifeWay Research has conducted surveys to better understand why people leave.
Large congregations are more likely than small churches to emphasize evangelism and recruitment of new members but significantly less likely to contact members who stop attending, according to a recent study.
Many churches and denominations put a lot of effort into attracting new members only to lose many of them through a “back door”— a term used to describe people who regularly attended a church in the past but stopped.
The Sports Crusaders board unanimously elected Tricia Alberts as executive director during its meeting on Oct. 15 in Jefferson City. She previously had served as director of operations and camp coordinator.
First Baptist Church of Jefferson City shared joint worship services, a joint choir and Tony Campolo with First United Methodist Church.
On the same day that directors and other friends of Associated Baptist Press commemorated the news service's 20th anniversary, a Baptist editor resigned his post amid threats to defund the newspaper he has served for three years.
The coincidence of the North
GREENWOOD, S.C. (ABP) -- A Southern Baptist pastor in South Carolina urged his congregation not to rush to judgment following the Oct. 26 arrest of its associate pastor/minister of music on charges of committing a lewd act upon a 13-year-old girl.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ABP) -- A state appellate court in California has dismissed a lawsuit filed by plaintiffs including a former Southern Baptist Convention officer claiming that Barack Obama is not a natural-born citizen of the United States and therefore is not eligible to occupy the
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (ABP) -- The Missouri Baptist Convention renamed Hannibal-LaGrange College Oct. 26 to Hannibal-LaGrange University after alumni campaigned to retain the "LaGrange" part of
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) -- Protestant pastors may hold strong political views but most don't use their pulpits to tell church members how to vote, according to new data by LifeWay Research.