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Case Studies

Our next phase of research involves case studies of several Catholic, mainline, and conservative Protestant congregations across Canada. We are trying to answer these four questions:

01

What does flourishing mean in this congregational context, and what contributes to such flourishing?

What does flourishing mean in this congregational context, and what contributes to such flourishing?

02

What are the underlying mechanisms, pathways, and processes that contribute to congregational flourishing and learning? Which variables appear to interact with one another toward flourishing?

What are the underlying mechanisms, pathways, and processes that contribute to congregational flourishing and learning? Which variables appear to interact with one another toward flourishing?

03

What role does a congregation’s history and lifecycle – its past periods of flourishing and/or not flourishing – play in its flourishing today?

04

What are the general principles and promising practices to arise from these case studies that could apply to other congregational settings?

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