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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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Center for Congregations CRG Director Aaron Spiegel spoke with Gerardo Martí about his recent CRG guest blog post....

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Latino Protestants are experiencing remarkable growth, according to Pew Research Center. Pew reports that by 2030, half of all Latinos in America will be Protestant. While some gather in Latino...

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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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Congregations interested in cultivating a greater sense of evangelical identity may find this ecumenical resource to be of help in the week-to-week consideration of outreach and sharing the gospel....

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This resource combats the widespread loss of church participants by calling on congregations to define a new mission --- one that involves an understanding of contemporary stewardship,...

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Elesha J. Coffman is Assistant Professor of Church History at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. In this book, she uses the magazine The Christian Century as the marker or metaphor to...

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Using the metaphor of a bicyle pedal clip, this book frames hospitality as a powerful way to promote growth while reviving current members.

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Watch this engaging video presentation about how an established but faltering congregation understands and celebrates its congregational renewal. First Presbyterian Church in Homestead, Florida...

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Written by an experienced consultant with the Texas Methodist Foundation, this resource offers congregations with a way to create positive change towards missional transformation.

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“Worship is the most important thing small membership churches do, and preaching is the heart of worship.” So claims a veteran pastor and pastor-trainer in this wise and practical book....

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Prayerful planning for the eventualities of old age and death is a key to facing older life without fear. In Living Fully, Dying Well, a retired United Methodist bishop and experts in the field of...

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If one had to choose only one resource for understanding and implementing ministry with older adults, this issue of Lifelong Faith Journal is the one to have. Chock full of theoretical and...

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