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Deborah Bruce

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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By Deborah Bruce, Cynthia Woolever
In 2001 the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) conducted the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. More than 1.2 million worshipers and 12,000 congregations across three continents were surveyed to provide a portrait of congregational life. The findings were pu...
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Beyond the Ordinary 
Ten Strengths of U.S. Congregations
By Deborah Bruce, Cynthia Woolever
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 ...
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Leadership that Fits Your Church 
What Kind of Pastor for What Kind of Congregation
By Deborah Bruce, Cynthia Woolever
Matching the right pastor with the right congregation is one of the most important -- and daunting -- decisions either party can make. While there are many pastors and congregations that merely fit OK, there are other matches that fit perfectly. Lead...
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Places of Promise 
Finding Strength in Your Congregation's Location
By Deborah Bruce, Cynthia Woolever
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 tha...
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