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The new Faith Communities Today (FACT) survey is in the works. The survey officially launches next year, and FACT is in the process of finalizing participants now. Faith groups and denominations...

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For many, the condition of United States congregations and denominations is worse than reported by sociologists. In sundry settings, the decline is now irreversible. See Jim Collins’ research about...

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In October 2012, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reported that, based on new data, 19.5% of Americans register no religious affiliation. This is an almost five percent increase over the...

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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

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One of a series of publications produced by Faith Communities Today (FACT), connecting research with strategies for dealing with important issues facing US congregations. Here the authors analyze...

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Faith communities that effectively meet new challenges and opportunities have some behaviors in common. In this essay, a veteran pastor and president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations...

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As a scholar and professor, Ram Cnaan had long recognized the scarcity of social science research on congregations: who they are, how they are defined, and what role they play in their contexts. In...

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Author Mike McMullen says that “This publication offers research, insights and resources to help . . . leaders deal constructively with integrating and energizing both new and old congregational...

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Since 1985, Hartford Seminary’s Hartford Institute for Religion Research has been a knowledge resource for the scholarly community, as well as places of worship. The focus is religious research. ...

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Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce bring their writing, teaching, and research experience to this revealing and fascinating portrait of American congregations from a variety of religious...

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This e-book uses research and observation to provide readers with information regarding a variety of changes congregations face, ranging from worship attendance to finances, mission, and...

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Which congregational factors support a vibrant faith community? In this study, leaders across 10 faith traditions define spiritual vitality, reveal which factors help or hurt congregational...

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This resource draws a connection between changes in American culture and congregational change, arguing that congregations must adapt in order to enage with contemporary audiences.

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