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Patterns in Declining Churches

Consider the factors that contribute to low congregational vitality. Analysis of worshipper demographics, size and growth of worship attendance, presence of conflict, and the congregation’s financial situation were not predictive... read more >

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What Congregations Think About Social Networking

An unscientific 2009 survey of 175 congregations, provided some interesting results, according to the Center for Congregations. Two-thirds of congregations do not have a MySpace or Facebook group, 87 percent... read more >

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How Branding Benefits Church Vision and Mission

When three central Indiana congregations decided to take a look at their communications and marketing processes, they found themselves on journeys of self-discovery. As part of its "Congregational Stories" series, the Center... read more >

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Governance Tips

Governance that works, effective leadership for theological schools (2015) from Auburn Seminary [Read more] ... read more >

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Research Tools to Explore Religion Data

To help you use the nearly 500 data files and resources on the Association of Religion Data Archives website, links are provided for the most popular features such as the... read more >

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Topical Learning Modules on Religious Belief and Practice

Nearly 500 data sets from national and international surveys provide topic-driven explorations of religious practices and convictions. These modules teach the user how to navigate through the Association of Religion... read more >

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QuickStats on Religious Attitudes

Drawn from an extensive database of surveys conducted in the United States, get quick-view statistics on a wide variety of topics and subtopics related to religion, religious belief, tolerance, and... read more >

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International Survey Data

The Association of Religion Data Archives contains nearly 500 archived data files where you can find international data on topics such as attitudes toward abortion or levels of religious freedom;... read more >

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Country Religious Tolerance Profiles

Have you ever wondered how religiously tolerant the island of Bougainville is? Or how Burkina Faso compares to Cote d’Ivorie on measures of religious freedom?  Need to know how many... read more >

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Southern Baptist Convention Church Surveys

This collection of survey data sets is made up of two groups. Four sets of data are the Annual Church Profile for Southern Baptist Convention Churches – Sunday School for... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

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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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