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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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Meeting Information Needs: Amazon's Alexa and The Church of England

"Religion exists to answer the questions and supply the needs that couldn’t possibly be bought with money. But...

Serving its Community Transformed a Dwindling Church

"Trinity’s building is surrounded by the bleaker symbols of urban life, including graffiti-covered billboards, a...

Caring for Creation

"Whether it is Wendell Berry, Michael Polan, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pope Francis, Prince Charles, Mondragon or...

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"You don’t need sociological surveys on the Nones to give you a picture of religion in America; the fact is (and maybe always has been...

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