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What do two million church attenders think?

Conducted by the Congregational Life Project, this profile of worshippers in their congregations involved 2.5 million worshippers in 22,000 congregations in the United States, Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand.... read more >

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Timeless Articles by Carl Dudley

From 1995 to 1999, veteran church consultant Carl Dudley wrote a series of 24 field notes published in "The Christian Ministry" magazine.  These insight-packed columns including “The Layperson’s Eye-view,” “Family... read more >

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The Intersection of Religion and the Internet

This web page, provided by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, offers a collection of articles, studies, and reports on the growing presence of faith communities on the Internet. The... read more >

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Writings about Church Growth and Decline

Church growth and decline research and reflections are the focus of this collection of scholarly articles, housed on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. This extensive resource... read more >

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Articles that Explore Judicatory Life

This resource provides articles focused on the judicatory level of denominations. The articles are based on research by Adair Lummis of Hartford Institute of Religion Research and address the challenges... read more >

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Resources for Judicatory Research

Judicatories, the regional, district and connectional offices of national denominations are often the most direct connection for the governance and support of local congregations. Different denominational and religious groups have... read more >

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Great Resources for Denominational Research

The Hartford Institute for Religion Research offers a compilation of congregational research resources. Information is available on many denominations and links are also provided to yearbooks and annual records of... read more >

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Scholars Reflect on Congregational Life

This collection of articles on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research address a variety of issues related to congregational life. Topics include nondenominationalism, church identity, multiracial churches,... read more >

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What Research Shows about Vitality in Mainline Protestantism

Membership decline in mainline Protestant churches began in the mid-1960s and has continued into the present, resulting in a loss of nearly one third of members since 1965. However, conservative... read more >

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Bibliography of Writings in Congregational Studies

This Web resource offers an extensive list of references to scholarly writings on congregations organized around the categories of the book, Studying Congregations: A New Handbook, by Nancy T. Ammerman,... read more >

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Liturgical Meditations from Fuller Studios

 The liturgical calendar spans the life of Christ in a single year—from anticipation (Advent), to hope (Christmas...

The Spiritual Practice of Humor

We live in a time of tension and conflict, arguing and fighting for what we believe is true. Many of us are attracted...

Volunteer and Live Longer Religious Lives

Ohio State researchers in June pored over hundreds of obituaries from across the country. They found that people with...

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The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is a professional association providing support of theological and religious studies libraries and librarians. ATLA produces a prestigious line of electronic resources to support the scholarly study of religion and theology. Learn more.

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