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Is the mom-and-pop church becoming obsolete? Just as one-stop shopping behemoths such as Walmart and Amazon are fulfilling the retail needs of America’s consumers, larger churches are increasingly meeting the spiritual needs of America’s faithful.

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

Even lay people can, and should, ask tough questions about polls to see if their claims match their findings. And when it comes to poll data we should all be informed consumers.

Whatever one’s perspective on the federal government's faith-based initiative, one thing is clear: Religious congregations do make a difference in people’s lives.

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This Faith Communities Today (FACT) study compares the responses of more than 14,000 pastors,... More > Congregations strong in caring for children and youth turn out to be places where adult worshippers... More >
A congregation of believers, when not captured by the marketing forces of church and civil culture... More > In a stirring and challenging sermon, Brian Stanley, professor of world Christianity at the... More >

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