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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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Older members make up a sizable portion of many congregations. Churches can find help online for meeting their spiritual needs.

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

Faculty members at theological schools are highly satisfied with their jobs. They are bidding higher for a select group of students. But those students are incurring far more educational debt than in the past. Those are among the conclusions of three studies. The studies, which were completed before the economic downturn,  update conclusions drawn 10 years ago on the subjects of theological faculty, seminary financing and student debt. They contain much good news and much that will require further conversation and closer study.

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

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