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Worshipers are what makes a congregation. And the attitudes, opinions, and perceptions of worshipers are essential to understanding congregations and religious life in the United States. Without focusing on worshipers we cannot identify a congregation's strengths or hope to find avenues for effective congregational change.
As part of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, more than worshipers in over 2,000 congregations in the United States completed a survey during worship services in April 2001. Worshipers in Australia, England, and New Zealand completed similar surveys. Together, the international effort will include about 2 million worshipers and 17,000 congregations across three continents.
The purposes of the United States Congregational Life Survey are:
Participating congregations will receive a profile of their membership, a check-up on three dimensions of congregational vitality (attracting new members, involvement in the community, and faith development), and tools for identifying their strengths and planning for positive change.
Last modified July 3, 2001 by U.S. Congregations Home Page Manager