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How Congregations Grow

Successful church growth is linked to factors like location, year of founding, racial make-up, gender composition, theological and denominational orientation, and clarity of mission. Just as importantly, some congregational factors encourage decline. Learn what to encourage and what to avoid; read “FACTs on Growth,” a report of the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership, built from the Faith Communities Today 2005 National Survey.



Inspiration from the Liturgical Letter for 26th Sunday after Pentecost

Confidence in Our Creator"Lord, we take refuge in you (Psalm 16), for you listen to our despair (1 Samuel 1:4-20) and...

Practicing Gratitude

My wife and I recently relocated, which led us to visit a half-dozen churches in the past two months. Each seemed to...

2019 BAA Trailblazer of the Year named by Union Presbyterian Seminary

The Black Alumni Association (BAA) of Union Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to announce and to recognize the Rev. Dr....


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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010


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