Places of Promise: Finding Strength in Your Congregation's Location

by Cynthia Woolever, Deborah Bruce. Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.


Drawing upon data and observations, this resource navigates the relationship between location and its impact on a congregation's health and vitality.


the role of demographics, data, myths about congregational location and vitality, factors that impact congregational health, tables, appendices

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and congregant


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Understand the relationship between a congregation's health and its location by combing through data and myths about location and vitality.

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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