Jump to Navigation

Research > Demographics Research

Resources

Key Study Findings about Churches of Christ

The Churches of Christ in America participated in the Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities from 41 different denominations and faith groups. In addition... read more >

Feature

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.

Feature

A Profile of Megachurch Participants

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

Resources

An Overview of American Mainline Protestantism

For decades, Mainline Protestant pastors and institutions shaped the educational, social and cultural life of the United States. But a variety of demographic changes have led to the decline of... read more >

Resources

Congregational Life in the Developing World

One hundred years ago, 80 percent of Christians were either Europeans or North Americans. Today, they make up only 40 percent, with the remaining 60 percent coming from Asia, Africa... read more >

Resources

Why Churches Grow: Myths and Realities

Most of the assumptions about why some churches grow and others fail to thrive are wrong. “Myths and Facts about Evangelism and Church Growth” corrects the record on a variety... read more >

Resources

Myths About Church Location

Several common assumptions about congregational context were dispelled by the data collected through the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey, which provides information about the myths and facts, along with resources... read more >

Resources

How Local Population Dynamics Affect Growth

Contrary to common assumption, a congregation’s growth is not directly linked to being located in a growing community. In fact, 59 percent of plateaued or declining congregations are located in... read more >

Resources

How Region Affects Recruitment

New worshippers fall into four categories: first timers, returnees, switchers, and transfers. Where your church is located determines which categories are most likely to be drawn to your church. Read... read more >

Resources

Location Dispersion Affects Perception

In the U.S., there are 149 major religious bodies. Only 20 of them report adherents in all 50 states. Many of those 20 have significant majorities concentrated in just 10... read more >

Pages

Search

News

News

Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

Study of the Torah   O God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob — for generations now, our ancestors in the faith have...

ARDA GlobalPlus: Religion and Nationalistic Politics in India

One of the most important test cases of religious and political nationalism is unfolding in India, where a political...

Anglican Archbishop’s Lenten prayer book Written by a Catholic Priest

For those that have followed the close collaboration and friendship between Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...

Popular Tools

ATLA Serials for Alum