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U.S. Congregations:
Research, Resources, and Results
Congregational Life Survey
Resources for Congregations
Community Profiles

U.S. Congregational Life Survey
Online Resources

Choose from among the topics below to find out what we learned.

Myths and Facts About Evangelism and Church Growth -- What have we learned from fast-growing churches that participated in the survey?

Powerpoint presentation to accompany Myths and Facts About Evangelism and Church Growth (in Adobe pdf) New!

Powerpoint presentation: Beyond the Ordinary: 10 Strengths of U.S. Congregations (in Adobe pdf) New!

What Are the 10 Strengths of U.S. Congregations? New links to background information about individual strengths! (New information added January 2005.)

Worship -- Why do people attend services? What do they experience? What do they prefer? (Adobe pdf file)

Community Involvement -- How are worshipers involved in their local communities? What types of organizations do they volunteer with? New! (Adobe pdf file)

How Trusting Are Worshipers? -- Do worshipers trust other people? Do they trust familiar U.S. institutions? How do the trust levels of worshipers compare to those of the general population? New! (Adobe pdf file)

Who Are Worshipers' Friends? -- Do their friends know one another? Do their friends also attend worship? (Adobe pdf file)

How Do Worshipers Keep Informed? -- Are worshipers daily newspaper readers? How many get their news from television news programming? (Adobe pdf file)

How Are Fast-growing Presbyterian Churches Different from Others? (Adobe pdf file)

Like Cheese to a Mouse: Luring New Worshipers (PowerPoint presentation in Adobe pdf)

How Are Racial-Ethnic Presbyterian Churches Different from Others? (Adobe pdf file)

Who Worships in the United States?

What Did We Learn about Congregations in the United States?

Who Worships in Presbyterian Congregations?

Research Papers on a Variety of Topics

What Can We Learn from the Leaders Who Participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey? Pulpit and Pew Project, Duke University

Who Worships in ELCA Congregations? ELCA Research Office

Who Worships in Southern Baptist Congregations? SBC Research Office

Who Worships in United Methodist Congregations? UMC Research Office

Who Worships in Church of the Nazarene Congregations? Nazarene Research Office

Who Worships in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations? Creative Ministries

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