Online Dating Among Evangelicals

August 25, 2016 ...

Nearly 93 percent of evangelicals surveyed said they knew someone who had tried an online dating website. Almost 60 percent of those who answered “yes” said that at least one of the websites they used was a Christian website. Twenty-two percent weren’t sure if the person they knew used a Christian or secular dating website, …

Evangelicals Opt for Checks Over Other Donation Methods

May 10, 2016 ...

Twenty-three percent of evangelicals surveyed use some form of auto-payment or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), with smaller percentages using credit or debit cards (9 percent), and cash (5 percent) as their primary forms of giving. The reasons for using checks over other forms of payment varied from practical and theological reasons to security and credit …

Evangelicals Active in Small Groups

February 10, 2016 ...

Many respondents noted how vital small groups are to a healthy spiritual life. “Without that helpful interchange of persons and perspectives, too much solipsism and egocentricity become distortions. Both larger community and small group are needed for spiritual exercise and witness and for personal growth and renewal,” one member said. A pastor explained how being …

Vote and Tell (or Not)

December 22, 2015 ...

In both cases, a concern for others motivates their decision about sharing. Those who share how they vote do so as a way to serve and guide others. Many of those who keep their voting preferences private seek to preserve their ability to minister across partisan lines. Several of those who share their ballot decisions …

Most Pastors Chosen By Congregational Vote

November 10, 2015 ...

Eighteen percent of NAE members selected “other” when answering the question: “How is a new lead pastor selected for your church?” Nearly all of these noted that their churches used a combination of two or more of the other options. “Representational” church government is common among many American evangelical traditions and denominations. In these churches, …

When Americans Become Christians

August 13, 2015 ...

Evangelicals believe that salvation is made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the regeneration of the Holy Spirit. Each person is invited to accept God’s forgiveness, which is freely offered to all who believe. The majority of the respondents (63 percent) accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord while they were …

Online Donations

December 21, 2014 ...

This reflects the reality that people carry less cash and use fewer checks than they have in the past. Many people have exclusively moved to paying their bills and making charitable donations online. Of Christians who give 10 percent or more of their income each year, 36 percent make their donations online, according to the …

Reading the Bible in One Year

September 22, 2014 ...

There are many online guides available for download from The Navigators, Bible Gateway, Crossway, Biblica, Ligonier Ministries, The Gospel Coalition, and others. YouVersion, the Bible app, also offers several reading plans for mobile devices. The NAE’s Thru the Bible Reading Guide offers a list of daily Scripture readings in general chronological order with Psalms on …

Short-term Mission Trips

June 21, 2014 ...

Short-term mission trips can help participants connect and partner with other ministries and give them an opportunity to see what God is doing in other parts of the world. Some studies have shown that short-term mission trips increase participants’ financial giving and prayer for missions, as well as the likelihood that they will become career …

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