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New Models for New Churches: What Works?

Issue Date: 
October, 2015
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Can Congregations Reach Young Adults?

Issue Date: 
September, 2015
A recent national study of more than eleven thousand congregations identified worshipping communities that are successfully engaging young adults.1 Wh

Congregational Strength Is Always Plural

Issue Date: 
July, 2015
What are the common denominators among churches that do effective ministry? Do they all have a thriving youth group? Or a large membership?