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With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

 

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In A Faith of Their Own teens rate the personal significance of religion highly; less so the institutional part.

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With its emphasis on an expressive spirituality, contemporary worship may be one of the most promising avenues for congregational growth.

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