Resources in Research

Discipleship and Worship in NWCs

This report explores how new worshiping communities engage in and think about discipleship, spiritual formation, and worship.

COVID-19 and the PC(USA)

While congregations and new worshiping communities are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, they are also innovating by learning new technologies, starting new missions, and finding new ways to be the Church while social distancing. This report gathers information from surveys of mid councils, congregations, and new worshiping communities to give… Read more »

1001 Leader Interviews Report

Leaders of new worshiping communities were asked questions about their community’s worship practices, sustainability, and presbytery relations.

Congregational Vitality: The November 2017 Presbyterian Panel

The November 2017 panel is part of an ongoing research project assessing the vitality of existing worshiping communities within the PC(USA), and is part of a collaboration with the office of Vital Congregations. One goal of this panel is to get a better understanding of how Presbyterians are doing in regards to the seven marks…. Read more »

1001 New Worshiping Communities Leaders Report 2018

The Leaders Report is based on an annual survey of 1001 New Worshiping Community leaders. It provides the most in-depth research on the demographics of new worshiping communities. This report, part of a 10-year longitudinal research project, tracks the progress of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative.

Comparative Statistics Report for 2014

The Comparative Statistics report is published annually and summarizes data on membership, finances and ministers provided by each congregation to the Office of the General Assembly via the Session Annual Statistical Report. The report compares annual statistics to show trends in areas such as membership gains and losses, receipts and expenditures, and number of ministers…. Read more »

Comparative Statistics 2012

Comparative Statistics 2012 The Comparative Statistics report is published annually in the fall and summarizes data on membership, finances and ministers provided by each congregation to the Office of the General Assembly via the Session Annual Statistical Report. The report compares annual statistics to show trends in areas such as membership gains and losses, receipts and expenditures, and… Read more »