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

Mainline Protestants scored lower than other Christian groups when it comes to distinctiveness.

A decennial research project released May 1, 2012 shows Mormons, Muslims and nondenominational Christians are on the rise; however, it also indicates that less than 50 percent of Americans are claimed by a congregation.

In 2004, after nearly three decades as a pastor, the Rev. John Terpstra found himself straining to find joy and meaning in what he did for a living. He was in his early-50s and wondered what would come next.

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