Vital Congregations

by Linda Bobbitt. Faith Communities Today, 2018.


This study of leaders across ten faith traditions defines spiritual vitality, reveals which factors help or hurt congregational vitality, and offers strategies to improve vitality.


diagram illustrating the link between spiritual engagement and increased community involvement, strategies to improve vitality

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders



Practical Applications

  • Sustain spiritual viability by applying the strategies discussed in the study.
  • Identify what your congregation is doing to increase or sustain spiritual vitality and areas to improve after reading this study.

About the Contributor

Kate White

Kate was the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She managed educational resources and worked to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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