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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

 

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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

A competitive marketplace is forcing churches to embrace business practices to court fickle churchgoers.

Mainline Protestants scored lower than other Christian groups when it comes to distinctiveness.

Stress and loneliness can take a toll on pastoral leaders. For many, peer groups combat the isolation and provide important revitalization, new research shows.

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6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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