By Aaron Earls
LifeWay News Office
NASHVILLE — Churches are gathering again, but services and programs remain drastically different from the beginning of the year.
At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to previous surveys from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, Protestant churches across the U.S. stopped gathering in-person in a matter of weeks.
The latest LifeWay Research survey of Protestant pastors found congregations have slowly and cautiously started to meet again.
“While more and more churches have resumed in-person worship services, it has not always been a straight path back,” said Scott McConnell, executive director LifeWay Research. “Some have had difficulty resuming or had to stop meeting again as things got worse in their area.” [Read more…]