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Faith groups may be different in their theologies, but they’re remarkably similar in their need for new ideas to improve their work and enhance the future of their congregations.
Faith Communities Today (FACT) is an interfaith research report that provides key information on a range of subjects relating to congregational life in America – worship, conflict, leadership, growth, finances, technology, and much more.
FACT reports and other resources are produced by the Cooperative Congregations Studies Partnership (CCSP), which brings together the best denominational researchers in America – from more than 25 different faith groups — and the academic resources of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research and Hartford Seminary.
Through this unique collaboration, CCSP has been conducting research and providing resources for churches, mosques and synagogues since 2000.
We invite you to take advantage of our reports and discover how they may bring fresh ideas and new insights to your congregation. Best of all, these resources are free, and many of them are available – now – on this website.
Faith Communities Today provides the following resources:
NATIONAL RESEARCH REPORTS: Conducted every five years, these extensive research reports are filled with useful data about many aspects of congregational life — from issues such as growth and volunteer burn out to managing internal conflicts and financial topics. Reports are currently available for 2000, 2005 and 2008. The 2010 FACT Survey is now being collected by many denominational researchers.
INSIGHTS MONOGRAPHS: These topical reports seek to connect research findings with potential steps for action. You’ll find the publications easy to read and filled with helpful ideas for dealing with important issues facing your congregation today.
- Insights Into: The Compassionate Congregation
- Insights Into: Congregational Conflict
- Insights Into: Financial Giving
- Insights Into: Church Growth
- FACTS on Growth
- Interfaith Facts: Meet your neighbor
FAITH COMMUNITIES MONTHLY E-NEWSLETTER: Each month we send out timely articles written by experts on congregational life. Topics include congregational vitality, attracting new members, the importance of youth ministries, what small churches can learn from mega churches, how baby boomers are remaking American religion, social media as an outreach tool, and stewardship in hard times. Subscribe to this newsletter and start getting tools to help you NOW!
Watch for our QUARTERLY WEBINARS AND ON-LINE COURSES:
Each quarter we will expand on a topic in an informative webinar. Part presentation, part classroom course, part roundtable dialogue group, these webinars help you share your concerns, pose questions and learn from experts. To be notified of future webinars, contact us.