Most U.S. Evangelical Leaders Expect Persecution in Coming Years

November 28, 2016 ...

The October Evangelical Leaders Survey asked U.S. evangelical leaders about their experience with persecution and their projections for the future. While only 32 percent indicated that they have been persecuted for their Christian faith, 76 percent expect they will be persecuted in coming years. “American evangelical leaders recognize changes in the cultural wind and anticipate …

No Recommended Retirement Age for Pastors

October 31, 2016 ...

“Age is not necessarily good predictor of effectiveness,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “There are 75 year olds who have active and growing ministries, and 40 year olds whose ministries are struggling and lacking fruit.” George Wood, general superintendent of Assemblies of God, said, “My most productive years have …

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, …

Attend Your Child’s Same-sex Wedding Ceremony

June 24, 2016 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) put this question to its leaders in the May Evangelical Leaders Survey. The majority of evangelical leaders (61 percent) would counsel Christians to attend their child’s same-sex wedding ceremony. “Protecting and maintaining the parent-child relationship drives the responses to this survey,” said Leith Anderson, NAE president. “The values evangelical …

Is Christian College Debt Worth It?

May 19, 2016 ...

“Most evangelical leaders place a high value on Christian education, but they also believe that deciding where to go to college involves weighing several considerations, including debt,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “College often sets the direction for one’s future. The decision of where to attend and the consequences …

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 …