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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Sociology of Religion
Practical Theology & Religious Education
Retired Professor Emeritus
Personal & Organizational Leadership
Member at Large
University of Saskatchewan
Our purpose is to conduct and share Canadian and tradition-specific research on congregations that are flourishing
Our mission is to bring together academics and practitioners to research the factors surrounding flourishing congregations in Canada, develop tools and resources to help congregations to flourish, and share our research findings with congregations that wish to flourish.