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What is a flourishing congregation?

From interviews with congregation and denomination leaders across Catholic, mainline, and conservative Protestant settings between Vancouver and Halifax, here are a series of variables that stand out to us – things leaders tell us contribute to, are evidence of, or are aspirations of what they associate with a flourishing congregation. A more detailed article summarizing these findings can be found here.


As our research progresses, especially when we survey and talk with congregants, our conception of what constitutes a flourishing congregation may evolve as well.

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Flourishing Congregations construct

Contemplative Spiritual Disciplines
as a Congregational Focus

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Contemplative Spiritual Disciplines.

Contemplative Spiritual Disciplines

Andrea Chang, Asst. Leadership Consultant and Researcher, Tyndale Intercultural Ministries Centre

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