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Resources 

Check out recent research on congregations, including how Covid-19 is impacting churches, along with publications from our Institute-led studies on Canadian congregations.

Covid-19 & Congregations Research

Christian Charities

and Wellbeing

in COVID-19

COVID-19 Has Strengthened Religious Faith

Worship in a Time of Pandemic: A Survey of Congregational Worship Practices 

Impact of COVID-19

on Canadian Christian Charities

Religious Canadians praying for return to

in-person worship

COVID-19

Fall 

Report

Pastors’ Views on
How COVID-19 is
Affecting Their
Church

What Research Has Revealed About the New Sunday Morning

What Lessons Do Americans See for Humanity in the Pandemic?

COVID-19

Congregational

Study 

Covid-19
Impact On The Volunteer
And Donor Activity
Of Religious Canadians

COVID-19

Impact on Parish Collections

Americans Oppose Religious Exemptions From Coronavirus-Related Restrictions

One in Three Practicing Christians Has Stopped Attending Church During COVID-19

    Flourishing Congregations Institute Publications

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The Priority and Practice of Evangelism

Alpha Canada and Flourishing Congregations Institute

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Signs of Life: Re-thinking Canadian Congregational Life

Bill McAlpine, Joel Thiessen, Keith Walker, Arch C.K. Wong  

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What is a Flourishing Congregation? Leader Perceptions, Definitions, and Experiences

Joel Thiessen, Arch Wong, Bill McAlpine and Keith Walker

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Discipleship in Canadian Congregations

Greg Nakaska, Joel Thiessen, Keith Walker, and Arch Wong

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Are you listening? The relevance of what pastoral/denominational leaders and theological educators are saying about preparing leaders for ministry

Arch Wong, Bill McAlpine, Joel Thiessen, and Keith Walker

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A Preliminary Look at Flourishing Congregations in Canada: What Church Leaders are Saying

Joel Thiessen, Arch Wong, Bill McAlpine, and Keith Walker