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Congregational Life Survey
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The U.S. Congregational Life Survey:
A National and International Study of Congregations

Other Resource Providers

Many individuals, organizations, and denominations provide other resources that are helpful as congregations work to identify and build on their strengths. We don't endorse any particular resource providers, but have found that those listed below are often helpful.

Congregational Resource Guide--providing resources for congregations

Alban Institute--an ecumenical, interfaith organization that supports congregations

NetResults--providing practical insights and new ideas in church vitality

Pulpit and Pew--committed to equipping the faith community to support and enhance excellent ministry

Leadership Network--an advance scout for the emerging church

Resources for American Christianity--information and analysis from projects funded by the Lilly Endowment, the largest funder of religious research in the country

InSites Into American Religion--a quarterly electronic newsletter providing updates on programs, projects, and institutes related to Lilly Endowment's initiatives in religion. To subscribe, go to the Web site or send an email to InSites@hartsem.edu

The Parish Paper--a resource for congregational leaders published monthly by Herb Miller and Lyle Schaller (contact Herb Miller at HrbMiller@aol.com to subscribe)

Hartford Institute for Religion Research--providing quality social science religion information helpful to religious leaders and the general public

Faith Communities Today--providing a public profile of the heart and soul of religion in America

National Study of Youth & Religion--enhancing our understanding of the religious lives of American adolescents

Gallup Poll--American opinions on issues of religion and values

Indianapolis Center for Congregations--offering assistance, resources, and events for congregations in the Indianapolis metro area

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