Flourishing Congregations construct
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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Check out this short video, the first in our February weekly video series on Culture Building.
Cultural Toolboxes for Flourishing Congregations
Katie Steeves, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Trinity Western University
and Leadership Team Member, Flourishing Congregations Institute
To gather, curate, and share Canadian data, theological reflection, and practical application on the Canadian Church for the Canadian Church. We collaborate with scholars and practitioners across theological traditions and Canadian regions.