Beyond the Ordinary

Ten Strengths of U.S. Congregations

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Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
1/5/2004
ISBN:
9780664226930
Pages:
144
Trim Size
8x8
Product Type:
Paper

Results from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, the largest project of its type ever conducted in the United States, have prompted this second book from Westminster John Knox Press authors Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce. Their original work, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why, explores the practices and activities of worshipers in more than 2,000 U.S. congregations, encompassing more than 300,000 worshipers across a representative sample of denominations and faith groups. This book describes the qualities that are evident in strong congregations and develops congregational applications from those findings. Like the first book, it is helpfully illustrated with charts, graphs, and cartoons.

Cynthia Woolever is currently Research Director of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey, coeditor of The Parish Paper with Herb Miller and Lyle Schaller, and formerly a Professor of Sociology of Religious Organizations at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, Hartford Seminary. As a sociologist and consultant, she has focused on applied organizational research, working with congregations, judicatories, and seminaries throughout her 25-year career. She has published in professional journals and made numerous presentations at professional meetings. She was also a professor of sociology at Phillips University and Midway College. Cynthia has a doctorate in sociology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.


Deborah Bruce (1955 - 2012) was Associate Research Manager in the Research Services office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Project Manager of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. She worked in a variety of applied research settings before coming to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She served as an officer for the Religious Research Association and was a member of that organization and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, presented numerous papers at professional meetings, and published articles in professional journals. Deborah received a master's degree in research psychology from San Diego State University.


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