Vital Congregations

by Linda Bobbitt. Faith Communities Today, 2018. Accessed January 31, 2020.

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

Best For

clergy and lay leaders of any faith tradition



Suggested Uses

  • 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 is the associate director for resources at the Center for Congregations. She manages educational resources and works to get the best resources into the hands of congregations.

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