Research Strategies for Congregations: Tools for Understanding the People in Your Church and Community

Research Services Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

This article explores a variety of research-based strategies to help congregations gain a deeper understanding of what their community and members needs.


list of additional resources, resarch-based surveys for congregations, guide on "How to Build a Planning Committee"

Best For

clergy and lay leaders



Suggested Uses

  • Examine specific ministries or groups using the strategies and surveys found in this resource.
  • Use the information gathered to form a strategic action plan by following the outlined suggestions.

About the Contributor

Marie Fleming

Marie Fleming is a contract resource consultant for the Center for Congregations. Her consulting practice includes congregation-based Permaculture Design and equipping congregations for creation care.

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