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

 

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Worshippers want to feel their contributions are making a difference. The tithe may no longer be the norm outside conservative Protestant churches, but members who feel connected to their church and confident it is contributing to God’s work still give financially.

Bikes help save energy

From bike racks to gardens, congregations can give testimony to their green values.

Natural disasters, like the massive tornado that struck Oklahoma, can devastate entire communities and sometimes shake our faith, whether we are directly affected or not. Many ask why God would allow such tragedy, or wonder if the disaster is God’s punishment.

The past decade hasn’t been kind to American congregations. But things may not be that ominous.

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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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