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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 includes topics such as conservative church growth, the decline and future of mainline Protestant congregations and denominational change, the impact of individualism on civic participation, strategies for new church development, evangelism, denominational growth, and church participation among Black Americans, Canadians, Baby Boomers, and Catholics. Articles feature churches experiencing growth or decline, statistics, and factors that may influence membership.

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Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...

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