75 for the 75th

February 4, 2019 ...

“Every family needs a kitchen table. The National Association of Evangelicals serves as convener and organizer and switchboard and shaper. It gives to the evangelical world and beyond a much-needed influence.” John Ortberg In April 1942, evangelical leaders across the United States met in St. Louis to draft a constitution for an evangelical association. The …

NAE Launches Search for Next President

February 1, 2019 ...

Leith Anderson, who has served as the organization’s president since 2006 after twice serving as interim president, plans to retire at the end of 2019. The NAE Board of Directors has been preparing for this transition for several years through a detailed presidential succession plan. The NAE president is a key leadership position for the …

Everything You Need to Know About Pastoring Large Churches

January 15, 2019 ...

In this podcast, Bryant and Leith discuss: How expectations for pastors of large churches differ from the expectations of pastors in small-to-medium sized churches; The future of the megachurch movement in the United States; What characteristics a person needs to have to be an effective pastor of a large church; and The case for attending …

Pro-Life Brief Heads to Supreme Court

January 14, 2019 ...

In December, the National Association of Evangelicals joined an amicus brief in Commissioner of Indiana Department of Health v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Concerned Women for America, National Legal Foundation and Pacific Justice Institute on a cert petition to the U.S. Supreme Court appealing the 7th Circuit ruling.  The …

Congress Approves First Step Toward Criminal Justice Reform

December 21, 2018 ...

“The First Step Act responds to longstanding concerns that have been expressed by the National Association of Evangelicals and others about the overuse of incarceration and the destructive impact of prison life,” said Galen Carey, NAE vice president of government relations. The measure strengthens rehabilitation programming in federal prisons, so that inmates are better prepared …

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 …

Christians in a Politically Divided Country

December 15, 2018 ...

In this podcast, Galen Carey, NAE’s policy expert and advocate on Capitol Hill, covers: What the proper place of politics is for the Christian’s mind and experience; How to work in Washington when there is palpable division; Practical ideas to model civility; and What evangelical policy issues are most countercultural. Read a Portion of the …

Treasury Issues Parking Tax Guidelines

December 12, 2018 ...

For 2018, tax-exempt organizations will be able to use any reasonable method to calculate the expenses that are subject to the new tax. The NAE is grateful for efforts by the department to minimize the impact on churches and nonprofits by allowing changes made by March 31, 2019, to be applied retroactively. The action by …

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 …

Congress Should Repeal Church Parking Tax Now

November 29, 2018 ...

If not repealed, this provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 will impose new burdens and costs on charities that are already coping with reduced tax incentives for charitable giving. The provision also threatens an entanglement of government and the Internal Revenue Service in the internal operations of churches and other religious …