Places of Promise

Finding Strength in Your Congregation's Location

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Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date:
1/21/2008
ISBN:
9780664230234
Pages:
144
Trim Size
8 x 8
Product Type:
Paper

In Places of Promise, Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce present the ways in which location is defined and employ results from research to reveal how location influences congregational life. Woolever and Bruce include illustrations to demonstrate that every congregation can achieve strength and effectiveness in its present location if its ministry focus and leadership decisions parallel factors that are important to the community.

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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