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Conflict in the Church

Fully, 75 percent of churches surveyed in 2000 had experienced some level of conflict in the preceding five years. The good news is that well-managed conflict produces powerful, positive results.... read more >


Congregational Growth

Key factors affect congregational growth. Get the facts on what to encourage and what to avoid, as identified by the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership through major national surveys conducted in... read more >


FACT 2005 Common Questionnaire

Here is the complete common questionnaire used by the 41 faith communities and denominations that participated in the Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2005 study. These core questions provided an interfaith... read more >


How Congregations Grow

Successful church growth is linked to factors like location, year of founding, racial make-up, gender composition, theological and denominational orientation, and clarity of mission. Just as importantly, some congregational factors... read more >


Growing Old Gracefully

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Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.


Hospitality is Key to Church Growth

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


Communities of Call – Relationship and Responsibility

God’s Call is through community; communities and leaders are called to set people free to capture a sense of Jesus’ life and God’s concern for the world. In this 2:21... read more >


The Church’s Future – Affirming and Nurturing Gifts

Churches are compelled to find the most talented next generation of leaders. This is holy work, and congregations are called to challenge young people to see the opportunity, and then... read more >


Megachurch Trends

The number of megachurches in the United States has grown tremendously over the past 20 years, which suggests this innovative American institution has taken root and is thriving.


A Profile of Megachurch Participants

Megachurch attenders participate more actively than most people assume, a new study shows.





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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