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Worshiping Community Leaders Survey

Across the PC(USA), new and varied forms of church are being raised up by leaders seeking to ignite discipleship and transformation. These new worshiping communities have the potential to help the PC(USA) shift from an inward-focused, membership-maintenance model of church to a more outward-focused, creative, and disciple-making model.

2010 Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire

The Research Services office annually develops and distributes a questionnaire that goes to the clerks of session of all PC(USA) congregations at about the same time the Session Annual Statistical… Read more »

Go Figure – Mission priorities

Where should the General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) — the mission agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) — focus its energies? A 2009 survey asked representative samples of members, elders… Read more »

Go Figure – Deciding where to donate

Suppose someone gave you $200 to give to a charity or religious cause. How would you decide where to contribute? We presented Presbyterians that scenario on a 2005 survey, asking… Read more »

Go Figure – Pulpit heavyweights

Recently in this column I discussed decades-long membership losses in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), but this month I’m addressing an area in which the PC(USA) is growing: the weight of… Read more »