Church Growth and Decline
Are Conservative Churches Growing?*
by Tom W. Smith
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The Impact of the Televangelist Scandals of 1987-88 on American Religious Beliefs and Behaviors
by Tom W. Smith
Reinventing the Church
by Donald E. Messer
Revisioning the Future of Oldline Protestantism
by William McKinney
Mainline Churches: The Real Reason for Decline
by Benton Johnson, Dean R. Hoge & Donald A. Luidens
Did You Really Go To Church This Week? Behind the Poll Data
by C. Kirk Hadaway and Penny L. Marler
Individualism and the Crisis of Civic Membership
by Robert Bellah, et al
Do Oldline Churches Have a Future?
by John B. Cobb, Jr.
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From the Church and Denominational Growth Book:
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Denominations Grow as Individuals Join Congregations by David A. Roozen
Denominational Growth and Decline by C. Kirk Hadaway and David A. Roozen
New Church Development and Denominational Growth (1950 - 1998): Symptom or Cause? by C. Kirk Hadaway and David A. Roozen
Strategies for Evangelism and Growth in Three Denominations (1965 - 1990) by Bruce A. Greer
Growth and Decline in an Inclusive Denomination: The ABC Experience by Norman M. Green and Paul W. Light
The Growth and Decline of Congregations by C. Kirk Hadaway and David A. Roozen
A Short History of Church Growth Research by Kenneth W. Inskeep
Do Church Growth Consultations Really Work? by C. Kirk Hadaway
The Effect of a Church Growth Strategy on United Church of Christ Congregations by Marjorie H. Royle
Is Evangelistic Activity Related to Church Growth? by C. Kirk Hadaway
Growth or Decline in Presbyterian Congregations by Wayne L. Thomson, Jackson W. Carroll, and Dean R. Hoge
Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana Among Five Mainline Denominations by Daniel V.A. Olson
Belief Style, Congregational Climate and Program Quality by Michael J. Donahue and Peter L. Benson
Individuals and Church Choice by David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway
From Church Tradition to Consumer Choice: The Gallup Surveys of the Unchurched American by Penny Long Marler and David A. Roozen
Religion in the Canadian 1990's: The Paradox of Poverty and Potential by Reginald W. Bibby
Baby Boomers and the Return to the Churches by Wade Clark Roof and Sr. Mary Johnson
Churched and Unchurched Black Americans by Hart M. Nelsen and Conrad L. Kanagy
Participation and Commitment Among American Catholic Parishoners by Michael R. Welch
Church Growth in North America: The Character of a Religious Marketplace by C. Kirk Hadaway