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Avoid Common Pitfalls When Surveying Your Congregation

Congregations looking to revitalize themselves and engage their congregants often initiate surveys and questionnaires but, one pastor warns, these types of surveys aren’t a one-size-fits-all way to assess a community.... read more >

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Pakistani Christians still face persecution

Though Christianity has been present in Pakistan since soon after the time of Jesus, it was the 19th-century Western missionaries who had the most impact on Christianity’s viability in the... read more >

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Resource: Searchable Theology Projects and Theses

The American Theological Library Association, a member association of religion school libraries and librarians, offers a searchable database of more than 11,000 doctoral program projects and theses in all areas... read more >

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Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

Some of the strongest opposition to gay marriage has come from religious groups, especially evangelicals and Roman Catholics. However, Jewish groups, the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Church... read more >

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Resource: Customize U.S. Religious Congregations and Membership Study Results, 2010

How does your church stack up against others? With data collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, researchers, students and the public can create charts of congregational membership... read more >

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Five Hopeful Signs for U.S. Congregations

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The number of Americans with no religious affiliation continues to rise. Fewer young people are going to church. And the effects of recession have placed greater burdens on religious institutions in a time of shrinking resources.

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The Coffeehouse Church: Blending Tradition and Innovation

One of the great challenges contemporary clergy face is how to lead during dramatic cultural transformation; how to honor tradition while creating innovative ways of being the church of Jesus... read more >

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Renewed faith and vitality at Florida megachurch

Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Coral, Fla., has become an economically diverse, multiethnic, multicampus megachurch through closer adherence to the Wesleyan tradition of reaching out to blue-collar and struggling... read more >

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There is More to Capital Fundraising Than Money

Churches can improve their effective ministry by expanding their definition of “capital” to include non-monetary assets when running a capital fundraising program. In addition to money, effective ministry can also... read more >

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Voting on Faith: How Religion Affected the 2012 and 2016 Election

Voters who say they have no religious commitment voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential race, while the religiously committed tended to split their votes. However, it was... read more >

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Discover Curated Resources for Preachers

  PreachingandWorship.org aims to provide easy access to excellent online resources for preparing sermons and...

Incomes Around the World

  What’s your monthly income? What kind of house do you live in? You may think you know where you fall on the...

FULLER dialogues on Race and Identity

“We are joined at the site of the dirt. And the dirt is our kin. From dust and to dust we will return. We are of the...

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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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