A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why

by Cynthia Woolever, Deborah Bruce. Westminster John Knox Press, 2010.


This resource paints a detailed portrait of American congregations from a variety of religious traditions.


insight and interpretations from a 2008 survey of 5,000 congregations

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of your congregation by comparing and contrasting it to other congregations across the country using the data provided.
  • Expand your knowledge on the state of other congregations by consulting this resource.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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