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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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Children's Faith, Doubt and Silence

During a three-year longitudinal study launched by the Fuller Youth Institute, a parent with three post–high school...

Sermons For Those Struggling with Depression

On Sunday, before worshippers at Washington's National Cathedral, Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist, delivered...

Lilly Endowment Launchs the Seventh Phase of its Giving Indiana Funds

"Last fall, Lilly Endowment launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative (GIFT VII),...

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