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Starting a new church: advice, experts and support

The Indianapolis Center for Congregations, dedicated to supporting and strengthening Indiana congregations, prepared a special report that catalogs practical resources on the topic of new congregation development. The free PDF... read more >

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Resource: How Your Congregation Learns

When a congregation decides to begin something new or needs to make changes, its members are called upon to think and behave in ways they have not yet learned, according... read more >

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Study offers a glimpse at America's varied faiths

The Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies compiled data on the number of congregations and adherents for 236 religious groups in the United States. Participants included 217 Christian denominations,... read more >

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Women in political leadership in Arab countries

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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How do women fare in European and Israeli politics?

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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Lebanon: Can women lead in political parties?

In a study of 330 separate political parties in Asia, Europe and Africa, researchers gathered information to assess how the characteristics of the political parties influence women’s chances of assuming... read more >

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A look inside Trinitarian Christian churches of England

The fourth English Church Census is available from the Association of Religion Data Archives, which exists to catalog and provide public access to data sets from high-quality research. The survey... read more >

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Religion around the world studied by international programme

The International Social Survey Programme is an ongoing cross-national collaboration that surveys areas of interest in the social sciences. One set of data of particular interest to religion researchers is... read more >

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A look at the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 2010

In an effort to provide a comprehensive profile of the country's major denominations, the Faith Communities Today consortium has surveyed thousands of congregations about their faith and their social, economic... read more >

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Resource: Orthodox Reality in America

Overall, just .34 percent of the U.S. population are members of one or another Orthodox Christian Church. The largest concentration is in Alaska, where Orthodox Christians make up 1.93 percent... read more >

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Looking for Online Resources?

The Congregational Resource Guide (CRG) is an online tool designed to help leaders of all congregations find the right...

Is Pence Right About The Growth of Religion in the US?

"Religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite. Faith is gaining new life across America every day." —...

Apply for a Thriving in Ministry Grant

Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced a new grant program to help pastors thrive in congregational leadership and thus...

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