Despite stresses, few pastors give up on ministry

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Though pastors are stressed about money and overwhelming ministry demands, only one percent abandon the pulpit each year, LifeWay Research finds.

In a first-of-its-kind study, LifeWay Research surveyed 1,500 pastors of evangelical and historically black churches and found an estimated 13 percent of senior pastors in 2005 had left the pastorate ten years later for reasons other than death or retirement.

New Research: American Views of Gay Marriage are Divided by Faith and Friendship

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Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to agree gay marriage should be legal.

Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful.

And evangelicals are increasingly at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships.

Those are among the findings of a phone survey of 2,000 Americans about gay marriage from Nashville-based Lifeway Research. Researchers found that friendship and faith play an influential role in how Americans view gay marriage.

LifeWay Campus Under Contract

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LifeWay Christian Resources has entered into a contract for the sale of their campus in downtown Nashville. Contract terms, including the sale price, have not been disclosed pending closing of the sale in a few months. The contract is with Uptown Nashville, LLC, a consortium of local and national developers formed specifically to […]

Evangelicals say it is time for Congress to tackle immigration

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When it comes to immigration reform, American evangelicals want it all.

Nine out of 10 (86 percent) want more border security. Six in 10 (61 percent) support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. More than two-thirds (68 percent) favor both. And they want Congress to take action soon.

Those are among the results of a new survey of evangelicals from Nashville-based LifeWay Research. The study, sponsored by the Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief, found widespread support for immigration reform.