Research Based Products For Congregational Leadership

 

RESEARCH REPORTS

Faith Communities Today 2010 Report Series


Holy Toll:The Impact of the 2008 Recession on American Congregations

New FACT survey finds 68 percent of U.S. congregations hit with financial difficulties due to recession Summary

Download the Full Report - in pdf format summarizing the key findings related to the economic health of 11,000 congregations. This report explores the financial trends over the past decade and explores the impact of the 2008 recession on US churches, written by David Roozen.
  To see this report you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, download it for free.

American Congregations 2008

This report of the FACT2008 national survey of churches and other religious communities is the most recent profiling of congregational life in the United States. The 38 page report presents a comprehensive look at the findings, including trend comparisons to FACT 2000 and FACT 2005 survey findings, and new perspectives on worship, conflict, leadership, interfaith involvement, vitality, economic hardships and other challenges churches, mosques and synagogues tell us they face.

View and Download it for free (in PDF format) or purchase it as a printed, 38 page booklet by emailing [email protected].

American Congregations 2008
$16.00 per copy, including first class postage
5 copies for $70.00($14.00 each), including first class postage
10 copies for $120.00($12.00 each), including first class postage
25 copies for $250.00 ($10.00 each), including first class postage

   

Faith Communities Today 2008 A First Look

FACT2008 A First Look is the preliminary report of the recent 2008 national survey of churches, mosques and synagogues in the U.S.

This report looks at the story of change over eight years and demonstrates considerable congregational decline but also a pattern of hope and lessons to be learned to grow a healthy and vital congregational life.

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American Congregations 2005
 The FACT2005 national survey of congregations profiles religious life based on the 2005 national survey of congregations. This 30 page report presents a comprehensive look at the FACT2005 findings, including trend comparisons to FACT 2000 survey findings, and new perspectives on worship, conflict, leadership, interfaith involvement, vitality, the prevalence of strong beliefs (both on the right and the left) and the greatest challenges congregations tell us they face.

View it now for free (in PDF format) or purchase purchase it as a printed, 30 page booklet by emailing [email protected]. Note: the downloaded PDF cannot be printed.

American Congregations 2005
$15.00 per copy, including first class postage
5 copies for $67.50($12.50 each), including first class postage
10 copies for $110.00($11.00 each), including first class postage
25 copies for $250.00 ($10.00 each), including first class postage

   

  Faith Communities Today 2000: A Report on Religion in the United States.
Download the entire 68 page FACT 2000 research report  summarizing the key findings of the FACT2000 study, written by David Roozen and Carl Dudley. 
  To see this report you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, download it for free.  The research report is a large file and many take some time to open.

You can also purchase the report for $5 plus postage as a printed booklet by emailing [email protected].

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LEADERSHIP REPORTS

Insights Into: The Compassionate Congregation
 Congregations involved in social outreach programs often discover multiple benefits: the potential for faster growth, an enhanced sense of vitality, and the satisfaction of expressing the congregation's compassion through direct service to those in need. This publication offers research, tips and resources to help clergy, seminarians, and congregational leaders to become more actively engaged in compassionate social ministry.

Download it now for free.

Insights Into: Congregational Conflict
 Is your congregation going through a period of conflict that you aren't sure how to handle? Or are you interested in preparing to better handle future conflicts? This publication offers research, tips and resources to help clergy, seminarians, and congregational leaders deal constructively with this inevitable part of congregational life.

Download it now for free or you can purchase purchase it as a printed booklet by emailing [email protected].

Insights into: Congregational Conflict
$4.00 per copy, including first class postage

   

Congregational Growth Insights Into: Congregational Growth
 What do joyful worship, clear purpose, multiple weekend services, and plans for growth have in common? Here's a hint: they are among those aspects of congregational life that deserve careful attention when thinking about the challenges of numerical growth.

Download it now for free or you can purchase purchase it as a printed booklet by emailing [email protected].

Insights into: Congregational Growth
$4.00 per copy, including first class postage

   

 

FACTS on Growth
 Check out this special page extended report on Church Growth from the FACT 2005 study which explores growth principles and the variables that made a difference in growing churches such as contemporary worship, spiritual practices and being purpose driven.   Read more about this exciting new report from FACT

Download it now for free or you can purchase purchase it as a printed booklet by emailing [email protected].

FACTS on Growth
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2 -5 $2.00 postage, plus $7.50 copy
6 - 10 $4.00 shipping, plus $6.25 copy
11-20 $7.00 shipping, plus $6.25 copy
 

FACTS on Growth

Insights1 cover Insights Into: Financial Giving
 Check out the first product of this special series which offers news, background information, resources and key questions to help congregational leaders study their financial condition and enhance their stewardship. 

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Insights into: Financial Giving
$3.00 per copy, including first class postage

 

Interfaith Facts: Meet your neighbor
 Check out this special report from the FACT 2000 study which explores America's Interfaith reality.  Download it now for free or you can purchase purchase it for $5 as a printed booklet by emailing [email protected].