Research About Church Growth & Decline

This is a list of useful resources and views about church growth and decline.  It is by no means an exhaustive list.  if you know of other resources please ADD A COMMENT with the link and a brief description.

Views of Decline and Growth in the Episcopal Church
20/20 Vision: Facing 40 years of Mainline churchDeclinehttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2011/03/18/2020-vision-facing-the-40-year-decline-of-mainline-churches/
American Anglican Council, Episcopal Church in Decline:http://www.americananglican.org/the-episcopal-church-in-decline/
Americans Losing Faith in church:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/21/religion-trends-clergy-church-attendance_n_929963.html
Baby Blue Online:  The church in Conflicthttp://babybluecafe.blogspot.com/2009/03/episcopal.html
Census 2010Clues for Growing the churchhttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/census-2010-clues-for-growing-the-church/
Christian Apologetics Society Church in Decline Continueshttp://christian-apologetics-society.blogspot.com/2008/10/episcopal-church-decline-continues.html
Church2Go: Connecting the body of Christ in an Episcopal Social Networkhttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/church2go-connecting-the-body-of-christ-in-an-episcopal-social-network/
Church AttendanceFalling:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/21/church-attendance-falling_n_930036.html
Church Members Continues to Fall in Mainline Denominationshttp://www.christianpost.com/news/2011-church-membership-southern-baptists-decline-cults-growing-48984/
Church PlantingCentralhttp://plantingcentral.typepad.com/
Church Shopping time:http://thebumblingchristian.com/2011/08/21/church-shopping-time-sort-of/
Conger: Episcopal Church Numbers in Declinehttp://geoconger.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/more-pressure-to-postpone-lambeth-conference-cen-110907-p-6/
Daily Bible Planhttp://dailybibleplan.com/2011/08/21/having-a-bad-day/
Discernable Futures: Gary Hunt’s Church Bloghttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/
Discernable Futures: My duty of Carehttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/my-duty-of-care/
Episcopal church Loses an Entire Congregation:http://zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/the-episcopal-church-loses-an-entire-congregation/
Episcopal Realities: Getting back to Growthhttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2011/08/06/episcopal-realities-getting-back-to-growth/
FACTS on Episcopal Church Growthhttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/FACTs_on_Episcopal_Church_Growth.pdf
Is the Episcopal Church Growing or in Decline?  C.Kirk Hadawayhttp://www.episcopalchurch.org/documents/2004GrowthReport%281%29.pdf
Is Religion in America in Decline?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/is-religion-in-america-in_b_843801.html
Imagining Stories of St. Timothy’s Future:https://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/imagining-the-stories-of-st-timothy%E2%80%99s-2020-future/
Leaving Church: Calling vocation and Choosing a Smaller Boxhttp://stanselmschapel.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/calling-vocation-choosing-the-smaller-box/
Lessons in Church Declinehttps://discernablefutures.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/lessons-of-church-decline-and-renewal/
The Living church: Reversing Church Declinehttp://www.livingchurch.org/news/news-updates/2010/5/7/reversing-the-churchs-decline
Religion Trends in America:http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-03-09-ARIS-faith-survey_N.htm
Vital Practices for Leading Congregations: Vestry Papershttp://www.ecfvp.org/
Wikipedia Overview of Church Declinehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episcopal_Church_%28United_States%29

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