Churches Take Steps to Increase Security

June 27, 2019 ...

“Places of worship should be safe spaces for everyone,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Many churches are adopting new security measures so that they will continue to be places where people in their communities feel welcome and safe.” Many evangelical leaders who responded to the survey provided detailed descriptions of …

Evangelical Leaders Share Paid Family Leave Policies

June 10, 2019 ...

“The Bible affirms both family and work life,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “For many evangelical leaders, that translates into how their ministries consider family leave policies. And many want to do more for families, particularly for families who welcome a new child.” First Church of God in Columbus, …

Evangelical Organizations Offer Confidential Ways to Report Misconduct

March 1, 2019 ...

“Ministry organizations recognize the threat and reality of real and potential sexual misconduct. It’s impressive that so many have set up systems to report,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “Confidential reporting systems are good but only part of what needs to be done. How reports are handled is really important. Many organizations need outside help …

Most Evangelical Leaders Increase Giving in December

December 19, 2018 ...

“Giving trends are interesting to watch, particularly as tax codes come and go,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Evangelical leaders, like many Americans, want to be generous, and December is a good time to give.” Dorothy Smith, national secretary for women’s ministries for The Salvation Army, said, “Many charitable groups …

Moral Character Very Important for Those Holding Public Office

December 3, 2018 ...

Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), said, “While watching a recent cable news program I heard one of the anchors say that ‘morality is over rated.’ As a Christian who believes the Bible, I disagree. Let’s give morality a high rating.” “Those who serve in political office are human. They are …

Most Evangelical Leaders Identify as Independents

October 31, 2018 ...

“Most evangelical leaders prioritize their Christian identity over political party identity,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Faith comes first whether independent, Democrat, Republican or another registration.” Comments from the survey indicate there is general agreement that even when a church leader has a definite partisan commitment on a personal …

Evangelical Leaders Weigh in on Reducing the National Debt

June 26, 2018 ...

“What do all answers share in common when asked about government debt? Do something! The moral choice is to bless and not burden tomorrow’s generation of Americans,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Evangelical leaders take the problem of unsustainable debt seriously and are open to different ways to reduce …

Are Commencement Speakers Memorable?

May 11, 2018 ...

In April, evangelical leaders in the United States were asked whether they remember who gave the commencement address at their college graduation. Only 28 percent remember who the speaker was, according to the monthly Evangelical Leaders Survey. Of those who remember who spoke at their commencement, only half can recall something the speaker said. “Education …