Once-a-Month Communion is the Norm

February 1, 2013 ...

“Throughout church history, Christians have celebrated the Lord’s Table in many different ways and with varying frequency,” said Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “Right now, the trend among evangelicals is once a month, which seems to balance taking communion regularly while not replacing the central role of the sermon in …

Evangelical Millennials Say Sex Outside Marriage is Wrong

December 3, 2012 ...

The report, “Sex and Unexpected Pregnancies: What Evangelical Millennials Think and Practice,”* found that a majority (55 percent) who were unmarried but have been sexually active in the past three months still believed that sex outside marriage is not morally acceptable, including 29 percent who felt strongly about this. Just 19 percent felt strongly that …

What’s a Nice Christian Like You Doing in Politics?

September 22, 2012 ...

A group from the church went to a political gathering with an out-of-town speaker whom many would call extremist. They loved what he said and invited him to speak at our church the next morning in the sanctuary during the Sunday School hour before the morning service. By the time I found out, these church …

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

Evangelical Leaders Say Tithe Not Required

February 1, 2011 ...

“The Old Testament called for multiple tithes, sort of combining government taxes with religious stewardship. Many churches later adopted 10 percent as the standard,” said Leith Anderson, NAE President. “Since there is such a strong evangelical tradition of tithing I was a little surprised that a majority of our evangelical leaders say the tithe system …

NAE Welcomes Executive Order on Faith-based Initiatives

November 18, 2010 ...

“Faith-based social service organizations are deeply rooted in our communities and often serve our most vulnerable citizens of all religions and none,” said Galen Carey, NAE’s Director of Government Affairs. “The government is right to partner with faith-based organizations that have expertise in solving community problems, such as hunger, poverty, homelessness and drug addiction. We …

Evangelical Leaders Meet Their Congressional Members

September 1, 2010 ...

NAE President Leith Anderson said, “Amazing — half of evangelical leaders have personally met with the congressional representatives. Adding phone calls and mail raises the percentage even higher. Some may say the motivation is primarily political persuasion. I think it is primarily good Christian citizenship.” Like others, Rosemary Schindler, President of Schindler’s Ark, said she …