115 results for “congregational studies”
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Many elements make you the person you are. You are shaped by your race, your geographic location, and your genetic structure. Your personality is formed by your family,...

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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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I know a pastor who chooses a theologian to study in-depth every year. In 2013, he chose Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He read Life Together, Ethics and Letters and Papers from...

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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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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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The research, case studies, and identification of best practices offered here will be appreciated by congregational leaders engaged in young adult ministries, those considering an intentional...

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By setting up a clear outline of “the world as it is” over and against “the world as it should be,” Jacobsen, a Lutheran pastor and community organizer, offers a justification for and pathway into...

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Do you have a passion for theology, faith formation or congregational studies? You will be inspired by this theological, academic, and experienced case for “practical wisdom.” Practical wisdom is...

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Nancy Ammerman’s qualitative study of American congregations and their varied partnerships has much to offer congregations that are concerned with their public ministry and impact. While this book...

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This seminary textbook on “practical theology” will help congregational leaders who want to understand and fix messes or understand and build-on successes. It will be helpful to clergy in a new...

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Sometimes, numbers do help. This resource will provide you with data. It is the website for the National Congregations Study. The newest data was posted in the winter of 2014. How can you use the...

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Searching for a broad overview of trends in American religion just got easier in this source, which explores what is and is not changing. The author’s intent is to discuss best documented trends in...

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Adults are the largest, and, largely, the most underserved demographic in a congregation. Roberto brings together experts in faith formation, adult education, generational studies, appreciative...

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