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Emerging Adults Least Likely To Engage Their Faith

Emerging Adults Least Likely To Engage Their Faith Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News Christianity

Those who maintained the highest levels of religious commitment as adults adopted those habits earlier in life.


Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music

Tradition puts spotlight on gift of music Insights into Religion Lilly Foundation

Appreciation for music’s vital role in ministry is the impetus behind Choir Anniversary, a tradition in many black churches. The African American Lectionary provides resources for congregations planning the celebration.


Empty Nest, Empty Pew

Examination of data from 1974, 1984, and 1994 indicates that there was a spike in church attendance by the older segment of the Baby Boomer generation during their child rearing... read more >


Congregational Strength and Numerical Growth

This technical paper studies what kinds of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations grow and isolates two key factors: prioritizing children and youth programming, and the practice of shared leadership. Read this... read more >


Friendship Patterns among Worshippers

Discover who your congregational worshippers are friends with within their congregations, within other faith communities, and beyond faith circles in this report by Deborah Bruce of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)... read more >


How Trusting Are Today's Worshippers?

This report examines how trusting your fellow worshippers are of other people and social institutions as compared with the general U.S. population. The material is based on the findings of the... read more >


How Worshippers Engage the Wider Community

Participation in a community of faith frequently leads to engagement with the wider community. Which worshippers engage, how they engage, and their objectives are summarized by Deborah Bruce from insights... read more >


What Promotes Church Growth?

Key findings from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey indicate that church growth is a consequence of four key strengths: personal invitations from members, good worship experiences, a follow-up process that... read more >


Appreciate Your Congregation’s Distinctiveness

Like individuals, congregations are given unique callings and strengths by God. The question is: Who are you today, as a congregation, and what might you become by building on your... read more >


Pay Attention to Worship Services

The worship service is often the first opportunity for a potential new member to connect with a faith community. According to the findings of the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey,... read more >





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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