By Bob Smietana
Lifeway News Office
About 40 percent of Protestant pastors say their churches received more offerings in 2017 than in 2016.
Three-quarters say their church met or exceeded budget.
And only about a third say the economy gave their church trouble.
Those are among the findings of a new report from LifeWay Research, based on a survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors. LifeWay Research has tracked the impact of the economy on churches since 2009, said Scott McConnell, executive director, and this is the first time the majority of pastors said the economy isn’t troubling their church. [Read more…]