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More Than a Few Evangelicals Have Jewish Friends and Family

By Bob Smietana NASHVILLE, Tenn.— American evangelicals are known for their support of the nation of Israel—believing God promised that land to the Jewish people. But they also have some more personal motivations. One in 3 has Jewish friends. And a few have Jewish ethnicity. Two percent of Americans with evangelical beliefs—an estimated 871,000 adult […]

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Churches on Solid Ground as Economy Rebounds

About 40 percent of Protestant pastors say their churches received more offerings in 2017 than in 2016. Three-quarters say their church met or exceeded budget. And only about a third say the economy gave their church trouble.

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Adoption, Foster Care Commonplace in Churches

The Bible has a lot to say about caring for orphans. Protestant churches in the United States appear to be listening. About 4 in 10 Protestant churchgoers say their congregation has been involved with adoption or foster care in the past year, according to Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

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Church Toolkit: Assessments


Transformational Church Assessment Tool

Transformational Church and the Transformational Church Assessment Tool (TCAT) were designed to give churches tools to keep their focus on the biblical principles and guidelines for being the church while at the same time providing guidance on how to help them engage their culture and grow their church.

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Transformational Discipleship Assessment

Spend less time guessing where your people are and more time leading them where they need to go. Because you are busy, Transformational Discipleship Assessment (TDA) was designed to make it easy for your church’s members and attendees to tell you about their specific attitudes, actions and beliefs in 8 areas of discipleship.

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The Church Planter Candidate Assessment

The Church Planter Candidate Assessment (CPCA) is a statistically validated online assessment instrument which helps potential church planters and their respective organizations identify areas of established strength and other areas needing development as they prepare to plant a church.

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