Can Pastors be Restored After Adultery?

May 1, 2012 ...

“Evangelical leaders are adamant that the grace of God extends even to ministry leaders who commit adultery,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals, which recently released the NAE Code of Ethics for Pastors to provide a standard professional ethical guideline for evangelical pastors. John Jenkins, a megachurch pastor, said, “The gospel’s …

Sex and Unexpected Pregnancies

May 1, 2012 ...

Conducted by Grey Matter Research About the Report Demographics Frequently Asked Questions Data Sheet 1: Sexual Activity Data Sheet 2: Attitudes About Sex Outside of Marriage Data Sheet 3: Religious Engagement and Sexual Activity Data Sheet 4: Unexpected Pregnancies Data Sheet 5: Reducing Abortions

Israel Trips Common for Evangelical Leaders

April 1, 2012 ...

National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) President Leith Anderson visited Israel this year. “Evangelicals love Israel because we love the Bible. Like many others, we are challenged by the complexity of the modern Middle East. Visiting Israel wonderfully enhances our Bible knowledge and encourages us to pray for the nation of Israel, our Christian brothers and …

Most Church Leaders Don’t Sign Codes of Ethics

March 1, 2012 ...

“For many churches and Christian organizations, there are unspoken rules, or guidelines, for ethical behavior,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “The problem with unspoken rules is that no one has agreed to a standard. That yields many missed expectations.” Some evangelical leaders noted that ethical expectations are implicit in doctrinal statements and other organizational commitments …

Civility Starts in Church

February 1, 2012 ...

“Our leaders mostly pointed the finger back on themselves, evangelical pastors and churches. Fixing the problem of incivility starts with us, not with ‘them out there,’” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. Leaders offered specific tactics for increasing civility: Hold retreats, seminars or extended studies on how civility relates to Christian responsibility. Get to know fellow …

Churches Will Try to Patch Holes in Public Safety Net

January 1, 2012 ...

Many agreed with Ken Hunn, Executive Director of The Brethren Church, who said, “We will always respond as we can to need. If the need increases, so will our attention to that need.” George Wood, General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God, added that his denomination has already increased its compassionate giving substantially during the …

Most Important Political Issues of 2012

December 1, 2011 ...

“The economy is the focus of national debate, so it’s not surprising to see it top the list,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Our leaders understand that a poor economy negatively interacts with many other issues that evangelicals care about including the growing disparity between the rich and poor, …

Evangelicals Say the Good News is for Everyone

November 1, 2011 ...

“Sharing the good news is what we do,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “We believe faith in Jesus transforms lives for the better, so of course, we want to share it. From our perspective, holding back would be selfish.” In addition to “yes,” most respondents included additional comments. Many …

U.S. Evangelicals Pick the U.K.

August 1, 2011 ...

Evangelicals have long engaged in education, medical care and missions in countries around the world. This engagement led to the August Evangelical Leaders Survey asking what other countries besides America evangelical leaders admire. “Love for country and patriotism is a common characteristic of American Christians,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals. …