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The Church Assessment Tool (CAT), created by {{Holy Cow Consulting | https://holycowconsulting.com/}}, helps those seeking accurate data in preparation for one or more of the following: pastoral...

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The Transforming Church Insight (TCI) assessment tool has been a helpful learning tool for many different kinds of congregations. The tool has proven helpful because it focuses on topics often not...

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Over 500,000 worshipers in over 5,000 congregations have completed the U.S. Congregational Life Survey since it was first offered in 2001. A second offering took place in the fall of 2008 and...

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This website contains abundant information culled from the Pew Forum’s work on the U.S. Religious Landscape. Based on interviews with more than 35,000 adults, this research specifies the religious...

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Congregations with historic houses of worship can be daunted by their building’s maintenance, repair and renovation requirements. A building conditions survey offers an assessment that results in a...

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Yes, this book has some age on it. It was published in 1998. It is still readily available. And the book provides a comprehensive list of assessment questions for a congregation to consider. The...

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The CHAT Church survey has been used by many different kinds of congregations. This includes mainline congregations. Many users are non-denominational or are from historically evangelical faith...

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There is a reason why more congregations are looking at expanding to more than one site. For many congregations it works. Mission expands. Attendance increases. The congregation touches more...

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This book is a user friendly look at vitality in congregations. Based on their work related to the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the authors identify ten strengths key to vital congregations. ...

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The two authors, Rainer and Stetzer, are associated with Lifeway. Regarding Lifeway’s research: it assists church leaders with insight that will lead to greater levels of vitality. This book...

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“What is God calling our congregation to be and do? How can we effectively engage with our community?” Congregations can explore these strategic questions and more by using the processes described...

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Beginning from the premise that church culture is more important to a congregation’s success than the vision of the ministry, author, pastor and leadership consultant Sam Chand seeks to help...

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Since 1985, Hartford Seminary’s Hartford Institute for Religion Research has been a knowledge resource for the scholarly community, as well as places of worship. The focus is religious research. ...

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Sometimes, numbers do help. This resource will provide you with data. It is the website for the National Congregations Study. The newest data was posted in the winter of 2014. How can you use the...

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Every congregation needs a committed volunteer base to achieve its mission. Yet recruiting and retaining volunteers can be a challenge for anyone in ministry, from the nursery to the pulpit. Author...

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empty tomb, inc. is a service and research organization, focused on financial discipleship strategies and church giving patterns. They seek to help the church to serve the poor and love our...

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Written from an evangelical perspective, this book outlines the results of a large-scale survey of “millennials” conducted by LifeWay research group, focused on those born between 1980 and 1991....

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Searching for a broad overview of trends in American religion just got easier in this source, which explores what is and is not changing. The author’s intent is to discuss best documented trends in...

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Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the best free website of religious...

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This seminary textbook on “practical theology” will help congregational leaders who want to understand and fix messes or understand and build-on successes. It will be helpful to clergy in a new...

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