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Most Churches Cautiously Holding Services Again

Churches are gathering again, but services and programs remain drastically different from the beginning of the year. At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, according to previous surveys from Nashville-based LifeWay Research, Protestant churches across America stopped gathering in-person in a matter of weeks. The latest LifeWay Research survey of Protestant pastors found congregations have slowly and cautiously started to meet again.

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Pastors and Churchgoers Differ on Sermon Length Estimates

When pastors begin to welcome back their congregations to in-person services, they may want to consider offering them a shorter sermon. A new study found Protestant pastors’ estimates of their sermon lengths are shorter than the estimates of their congregations.

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Church Toolkit: Assessments

TCAT

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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Discipleship Pathway
Assessment

The Discipleship Pathway Assessment is an online assessment for individuals and churches to measure discipleship progress in becoming more like Christ. Knowing where you are is the first step toward taking proactive steps in your discipleship.

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CPCA

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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