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Aging Congregations May Be Churches' Biggest Concern

Aging Congregations May Be Churches' Biggest Concern Senior Citizens Older People Stainglass Church  Lilly Foundation Funding Grants Insights into Religion News

Unless current social trends change, Mainline Protestant churches will face an even bigger drop-off in coming years.


Articles on Religion and the Family

This resource contains links to a set of interesting academic articles addressing the intersection of religion and the family, selected by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research faculty and are... read more >


Gender Roles in Christian Fiction for Teen Girls

A comparative study by Neal Christopherson of secular fiction and Christian fiction aimed at teenage girls reveals patterns of accommodation and resistance in the portrayal of marriage, gender roles and... read more >


Quick Questions about Religion

This archive hosts the factoids featured on the Hartford Institute for Religion Research site. Each quick question has a brief, one-sentence answer, a longer answer, and a link to additional... read more >


What Happened to Promise Keepers?

In his book, The Promise Keepers: Servants, Soldiers, and Godly Men, John Bartkowski chronicled the rise and fall of the Promise Keeper movement. He points out, most significantly, that at... read more >


Pragmatic Egalitarianism Among Evangelical Couples

This study of evangelical laypersons sought to understand how lay evangelicals understand and negotiate theological and ideological notions of family. Both women and men affirmed men as the head of... read more >


Mainline Protestant Congregations: A Challenge

Most congregations see their core tasks as worship, religious education, and fellowship. However, mainline Protestant churches and Catholics do not make the organizational investment in supporting these tasks that African... read more >


Will there be a shortage of black clergy?

Though black congregations are financially stable and functionally vital, young blacks are trending toward legal and medical careers rather than ministry. This pattern is leading to a shortage of next-generation... read more >


Ministering to Veterans

There is an increasing need for faith communities to partner in the readjustment process of soldiers returning home, as many as 30 percent of whom may struggle with Post Traumatic... read more >


Tech News for Faith Communities

Keep abreast of changes in technology and regulations relevant to congregations that use technology as part of their worship and communication practices. The “Tech News” blog by Center for Congregations... read more >





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