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 them how important each of 12 factors would be in their decision making. – from the January/February 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
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 its pastors. – from the March 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
Some months ago I examined the long-term slide in membership numbers within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Despite these steady net losses, donations from individuals to congregations actually increased over the same period, even after accounting for inflation. – from the May 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
To help the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song as it works toward the development of a new hymnal, Research Services surveyed a sample of pastors, music leaders, and members in congregations using the current denominational hymnal. – from the July/August 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
In a previous column I examined how births (and their absence) have affected membership size in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It’s time to give the other end of the life cycle its due. – from the September 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
The number of Presbyterians has been declining slowly but steadily in recent decades. Let’s look at concurrent changes in the number and size of congregations. – from the November 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases.” — Lamentations 3:22