A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition: Who's Going Where and Why  -     By: Cynthia Woolever, Deborah Bruce
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A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition: Who's Going Where and Why

Westminster John Knox Press / 2010 / Paperback

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Flip through this "portrait album" for a 4-dimensional picture of church life in America today. Updated with results from a 2008 survey of more than 1.2 million worshipers, this expanded edition features current facts, figures, and charts---all the information you need on spirituality and faith; congregational activities; community involvement; and more.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 8.00 (inches)
ISBN: 066423514X
ISBN-13: 9780664235147
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In 2001 the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) conducted the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. More than 1.2 million worshipers and 12,000 congregations across three continents were surveyed to provide a portrait of congregational life. The findings were published in the first edition of A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations.

With the completion of the 2008 survey comes an expanded edition of this invaluable reference with new findings; updated statistics, tables, and cartoons; a new chapter describing changes in congregational life; and chapter summaries focusing on the implications of the 2008 survey.

Author Bio

Cynthia Woolever is Professor of Sociology of Religious Organizations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. As a sociologist and consultant, she has over twenty years of experience working with congregations, judicatories, and seminaries. She is coauthor of A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations and Beyond the Ordinary: 10 Strengths of U.S. Congregations, both published by WJK. Deborah Bruce is Associate Research Manager in the Research Services office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She has co-authored articles published in Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion and the Journal of Beliefs and Values.

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"This is an easily read book, one that is filled with statistics and interpretations of data, but there are also charts and even cartoons. Taken together this book gives us a sense of what is happening in the church today, and therefore, Woolever and Bruce have done an excellent job providing us with a field guide that church people, including its leaders, will find useful."--Robert D. Cornwall, Sharing the Practice, Vol. 33/2, Summer 2010, p. 20

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