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Who is Involved in Advocacy and Outreach

In this technical paper, worshippers are categorized as advocates, almsgivers, activists, or abstainers, and these groups are subjected to a series of statistical analysis. The resulting charts, graphs and tables... read more >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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Churches Going Beyond Ordinary

While all churches have weaknesses, every church has a divine calling that no other congregation has. A congregation can benefit from simultaneously building on its strengths and thinking about what... read more >

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Helping College Students Discern their Calling

With so many options for employment today, and so much pressure to earn status and income, it can be difficult for students to discern a religious calling and for churches... read more >

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Prayers Answered, Dreams Experienced

In this powerful sabbatical reflection, Pastor Tom Hux recounts his history with South African pastor Tshenuwani Simon Farisani, a one-time political prisoner who escaped to California. The two met when... read more >

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Neuroscience and Spirituality Views on Resilience

Spirituality: A Facet of Resilience: Anne Nolty, assistant professor of psychology, and a team of researchers look...

Global Arts and Witness in a Multifaith Context

FULLER dialogues: Global Arts and Witness: Scholars and guests of the School of Intercultural Studies discuss the...

How funders can support bold, emerging leaders and their cutting-edge ideas.

These leaders are finding new ways to break down barriers to opportunity and justice at a time when people of color,...

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