Signs of Evangelical Life

March 20, 2013 ...

The same is true of another American institution I love: evangelicalism. Born in gospel hope several centuries ago, the evangelical movement in America exploded in the 19th century, becoming the dominant cultural paradigm. This held into the first third of the 20th century, when the upper echelons of society shifted toward a more secularist orientation. …

The State of Evangelicalism

March 20, 2013 ...

But, there is decline — in self-identified Protestants, primarily in mainline churches. Many who once identified themselves as nominal mainline Protestants now identify as nothing. The nominals have become the nones. As such, we see that Christianity isn’t dying — cultural Christianity is. Actually, I see vibrant churches across the country (and so many more …

Why Evangelicals Grow

March 20, 2013 ...

The stories of growing evangelical churches and denominations are repeated across America. “We kind of have a church-planting fever,” according the Reverend Clarence St. John, district superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Minnesota. Why is this? Why are evangelicals growing? The reasons are multiple. 1. Evangelicals are evangelistic. While some of our growth is …

How are Evangelical Denominations Growing

March 20, 2013 ...

Doug Fagerstrom Senior Vice President of Converge Worldwide   Overseas ministry has always been important to the Missionary Church, but in the last 10 years God has brought us in contact with strong national leaders in several countries who have a heart for making disciples. Through our discipleship networks worldwide, we have seen an incredible …

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 …

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. …

Evangelical Leaders Meet in Utah

February 22, 2011 ...

This meeting is the first to be held in Utah, where the majority of its residents are Mormons.[1] In addition to board business, the NAE leaders will meet with Utah Gov. Gary Herbert at the Governor’s Mansion to discuss various issues of concern to evangelicals. The board will also meet with a leader from the …

Premillennialism Reigns in Evangelical Theology

January 1, 2011 ...

“It’s in our human nature to want to prepare ourselves – physically, emotionally, spiritually – for what might be ahead,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Among evangelicals, the most popular strand of eschatological thought is premillennialism, but even within premillennialism there varieties of views and beliefs.” The January Evangelical …