Southern Baptist census data reflects COVID’s impact on churches

Carol PipesAll Enews, Strengthening Team

By Carol Pipes, Originally published on May 20, 2021 by LifeWay Newsroom NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In the early weeks and months of the COVID-19 pandemic, many Southern Baptist churches joined the wave of school and business closures to help stem the spread of the coronavirus. Churches shifted to online worship services, while Sunday School classes and small groups met in … Read More

It’s ACP Time Again!

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

ACP

By now, your church should have received your Annual Church Profile (ACP) materials in the mail. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: • Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working.• They can also show … Read More

It’s ACP Time Again!

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

ACP

By now, your church should have received your Annual Church Profile (ACP) materials in the mail. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: • Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working.• They can also show … Read More

Annual Church Profile

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

ACP

The December 15 deadline for the Annual Church Profile (ACP) is quickly approaching. Although this seems like a mundane and even unnecessary detail in your mission to advance the kingdom of God, here are some reasons why it is important: Numbers can help us strategize, plan, and know where God is working. They can also show us where more work … Read More

ACP: Churches Up in 2016; Baptisms, Membership Decline

mtsbcAll Enews, Strengthening Team

Lifeway Insights Graphic

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches that cooperate with the SBC in 2016, according to the latest Annual Church Profile report (ACP). However, other key measures declined in 2016, including membership, baptisms, average worship attendance and total giving, according to the ACP compiled by LifeWay Christian Resources in cooperation with Baptist state conventions. The … Read More