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2015 STATE of the MEGACHURCH REPORT: Recent Shifts in America’s Largest Protestant Churches

Leadership Network & Hartford Institute The Beck Group by Scott Thumma, Ph.D. and Warren Bird, Ph.D. Amid reports from America’s largest Protestant churches of scandals or decline after pastoral transitions, many have speculated about their health and future vitality. Our 2015 survey of megachurches, the fifth such survey since 2000 that our two organizations have created and fielded, directly addresses this topic of vitality and […]

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2015 STATE of the CHURCH REPORT: American Congregations – Thriving and Surviving

American Congregations 2015 is the introductory report on the Faith Communities Today 2015 (FACT 2015) national survey of congregations. FACT2015 is the fifth survey in a series beginning in 2000, and replicated in 2005, 2008 and 2010. This report focuses on an initial look at core trends across the survey series and a first look at new sets […]

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Top 7 Social Media Trends for Your Church in 2015

Here are seven landmark social media marketing trends I predict we’ll see in 2016: 1. In-the-moment updates will dominate. Social media is already “in-the-moment” by nature, but there are some posts that are more “in-the-moment” than others. 2. Buy buttons will take over. Facebook and Pinterest are just two of the platforms that gained attention […]

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Bible Translation 2015

Bible Translation and Transformation The Bible Translation 2015 Conference will be October 16-20, 2015. This academic conference is co-sponsored by the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) and SIL International; the Eugene A. Nida Lecture Series is sponsored by the Nida Institute. The BT Conference will be held near the International Linguistics Center (GIAL campus) […]

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#BibleTech 2015

BibleTech explores the intersection of Scripture and technology, showcasing the innovative work of people working in this space everyday. And you’re invited! From April 30 through May 2, come rub shoulders with other like-minded developers, Bible scholars, linguists, and database experts. BibleTech attendees work every day to apply the power of technology to biblical scholarship. […]

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