Reports based on the Faith Communities Today 2015 Study
American Congregations 2015: Thriving and Surviving – This summary research report from January 2016 explores the findings from the 2015 study of over 4,400 congregations.
Vital Congregations Report – What does a congregation mean when they describe themselves as spiritually vital? How does a congregation become vital? This study asked leaders from 10 different faith traditions to answer these questions. We found remarkable similarities across all traditions while also discovering the unique perspectives of each. Their answers illustrate distinct understandings about the way people interact with God and different perspectives of God’s promise of hope for the world.
Engaging Young Adults – This 18 page report examines the extensive material from the survey on young adult ministry and uncovers the patterns and dynamics of those congregations with significant percentages of persons 18-34 years old in their memberships.
Teaching and Learning in American Congregations – This report explores religious education and Sunday school programs patterns in the 2015 research and drawing out key insights and action steps for Church, Synagogue, Mosque leaders as well as other faith leaders who want to improve their educational offerings.