About LifeWay Research

LifeWay Research works with churches, denominations, and networks who need input from their members for key decisions and new directions. Some of our on-going research includes church leadership, theological issues, ethnic/multicultural issues, outreach/ evangelism/missions, worship, discipleship, emerging trends and the beliefs and behaviors of both the churched and unchurched.

LifeWay Research will work with your organization to develop a survey that asks the questions you need to ask, so that you can quickly receive the input that you need. To discuss your research needs, contact Scott.McConnell@lifeway.com.

Survey: Spiritual Maturity Entails Intentionality



By Russ Rankin Christians on the path to spiritual maturity have a habit of seeking God through prayer and worship — not just in church but also as a part of their daily life as a way to please and honor God, according to a survey released by LifeWay Research. The survey of Protestant churchgoers […]

86% of Churches Provide No Estate Planning



By Russ Rankin The majority of Southern Baptist pastors believe Christians should include a legacy gift to a ministry or church, but 86 percent of their churches provide no assistance for estate planning, according to a study by LifeWay Research. LifeWay Research conducted a survey of Southern Baptist pastors on behalf of the Southern Baptist […]

Survey: Many Pastors Lack Estate Planning



By Russ Rankin “Pastors know they can’t take it with them when they die, but estate planning is really about good stewardship for your family,” said Warren Peek, president of the Southern Baptist Foundation. “Basic planning saves a lot of headaches and ensures that assets are not lost.” According to the survey, pastors age 18-44 […]

Survey: Maturing Believers Exercise Faith, Trust


Faith, Hope, Love

By Russ Rankin Believers who are progressing in spiritual maturity are more likely to exercise their faith by trusting God even in difficult circumstances, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. “Exercising Faith” is one of eight attributes of discipleship that consistently show up in the lives of maturing Christians. The attributes are part of […]

LifeWay Launches eBookstore & eReader App


blue flame bible

By Jon D. Wilke LifeWay Christian Resources has launched a new ebookstore at LifeWay.com and a new mobile ebook reader, making it more convenient for customers to take their favorite books with them wherever they go. The LifeWay Reader app is now available as a free download from the Apple App Store for iPhone and […]

Study: Most Churchgoers Don’t Read Bible Daily



By Russ Rankin While the majority of churchgoers desire to honor Christ with their lives and even profess to think on biblical truths, a recent study found few actually engage in personal reading and study of the Scriptures. “Bible engagement” is one of the eight attributes of discipleship identified in the Transformational Discipleship study conducted […]

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