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Church Growth Studies Narrow Results

research related to church growth in quantity (evangelism, church planting, outreach, minorities in church) and quality (discipleship, retention, church health, including spirituality, beliefs and attitudes regarding doctrines and practices)


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    A Profile of Greater Denver Colorado Tertiary
    This paper provides a profile of Greater Denver. It is a source of demographic information that is useful for identifying locations that hold the greatest promise for new church planting or continued church growth.

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    1993 World Survey Tertiary
    This document provides information on opinion surveys conducted in each of the 11 world divisions and two attached unions of the Seventh-day Adventists General Conference. The results obtained from this undertaking are presented in graphs in this report.

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    1997-98 Local Church Usage and Evaluation of ACN Tertiary
    In 1994 the Adventist Church in North America created a satellite network to link its congregations. This report is based on 364 telephone interviews in 1998.

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    2003 Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of members of the Sligo Church in 2003. A questionnaire was used to collect the data.

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    2005 Survey of Church Boards & Elders Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to gather valuable information from the perspective of the local church elders and board members regarding the state of the local church. There were 801 usable questionnaires collected. Participants were asked to responses to...

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    2007 Bermuda Congregational Survey Tertiary
    The Bermuda Conference of Seventh-day Adventist commissioned the Center for Creative Ministry to conduct a survey of church members. The results and findings provide great insight for church administrators seeking to improve ministerial efforts.

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    2007 Interviews with Pastors Tertiary
    The Bermuda Conference of SDA conducted interviews in the spring and summer of 2007 with their conference pastors. This PowerPoint shows the results of that survey which will further strengthen the work of the church in Bermuda.

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    2007 Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the people in the pews conducted for the Medina Seventh-day Adventist Church. Questionnaires were used to collect the data. It is mainly focused on church growth.

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    2009 Annual Survey of Members Ohio Conference Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the Ohio Conference. Members of the church were surveyed to assess the needs, spiritual development and direction of the church.

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    2010 Annual Survey of Members Ohio Conference Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the annual survey of church members in 2010 in the Ohio Conference. A source of data was a random sample of church attendees.

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    2010 British Columbia Conference Survey Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the congregations in British Columbia. A survey was given to 1,009 members on a given Sabbath and provided a large research with a wealth of knowledge on the state of the church.

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    21st Century Adventist Connection Study Report Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study of young adults. It includes questions about attendance, devotional practices, lifestyle, etc. Ten focus groups were held at Oakwood University and Southern Adventist University, and survey was conducted as well.

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    A Baker's Dozen Trends to Consider Tertiary
    This report explores the differences in church growth rate and populations in the world and in the North American Division. There are a variety of topics explored such as enrollment numbers in rural schools and churches, lifestyle issues and devotional practices...

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    A Caring Church Is a Caring Person Tertiary
    This article encourages people that the way of reaching more people for Christ is to focus on meeting their needs by showing them love first before showing them the truth of the SDA biblical truth. In order for a church to grow it must first become a church...

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    A Comparison of the Adult Bible Study Guide of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and a Prototype Guide Designed to Promote Spiritual Growth Tertiary
    A study was conducted among Seventh-day Adventist adults who use the Adult Bible Study Guide. The purpose of the study was to measure the impact that the use of the Bible Study Guide had on the spiritual growth of those who used it as compared to a study guide...

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    A Comparison of the Christian Attitudes and Behaviors between Those Adventist Church Members Who Regularly Read Ellen White Books and Those Who Do Not Tertiary
    This paper is a report on the differences between church-attending Seventh-day Adventist Christians who regularly read Ellen White and those who do not. The report contains information about their personal religious experiences as well as their views about...

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    A Manual for Church Growth Consulting Tertiary
    This volume presents ideas, tools, and information on church growth for consultants. Its aim is to be a tool that consultants can use in their work with local churches.

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    A Portrait of a Regional Conference - Allegheny East Tertiary
    This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Allegheny East Conference and the opportunities and challenges facing the conference. It also examines the needs and opinions of the church members.

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    A Portrait of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Eight State Region served by Columbia Union Conference Tertiary
    This report presents a comprehensive picture of the members, ministry and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the eight states that make up the territory of the Columbia Union Conference. It is intended to help you gain a wider perspective as a...

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    A Project to Design, Administer, and Analyze an Instrument to Test for Cultural Awareness of Pastors Working in an Appalachian Conference Tertiary
    This paper reports a project with purpose to construct and analyze a test to be administered to church workers and members in the Conference designed to test for differences in attitude to selected dimensions of the local culture, and to provide non-Appalachian...

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    A Report on a Phone Survey of North American Seventh-day Adventist Tertiary
    This paper provides a research on inactive members of the North American Division. Phone survey was conducted.

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    A Statistical Model for Seventh-day Adventist White English Speaking Church Growth in the United States Tertiary
    This report provides a statistical model for SDA white English-speaking church growth in the United States. There were 145 white English-speaking churches in the United States that were randomly selected.

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    A Strategy for Small Group Relational Evangelism for the Ukiah Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This ministry focus paper has the purpose to provide a biblical foundation for spiritual growth and outreach through small group ministry and to provide an evangelism strategy and training materials for implementing such a ministry in the Ukiah Seventh-day...

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    A Study of Apostasy in the Upper Columbia Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study was conducted to examine the religious attitudes of individuals who were once members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but who later left the church. The study was conducted with churches within the Upper Colombia Conference. The study addressed...

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    A Study of Attitudes of Seventh-day Adventist Members in the Greater Toronto Area Tertiary
    This paper presents a study of the attitudes of Seventh-day Adventist members in the Greater Toronto Area. It provides a data that would lay effective plans for the evangelization of greater Toronto. Survey instrument was used.

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    A Study of Evangelism of West Indian Immigrants in Five Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Toronto Canada Tertiary
    This study looks at the relative effectiveness of evangelistic programs West Indians perceived to have introduced them to Seventh-day Adventist doctrines in Toronto, Canada.

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth and Apostasy in the Texas Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses itself to church growth and apostasy within the Texas Conference. It is directed to two problems - rapid church growth of some churches and slow church growth of other churches, and the reason of church members to...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth and Apostasy in the Washington Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington sought to address two different issues. First, factors influencing church growth and decline within the conference, and second, the factors influencing drop-outs from the church. The study sample...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Greater Atlanta Area Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses itself to church growth in the greater Atlanta area of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The problem was that some churches grow rapidly, where as other churches slowly. The purpose...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Hawaiian Mission of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study addresses itself to church growth within the Hawaiian Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The sample was drawn from all Adventist churches existing in Hawaii as of January 01, 1980. Three different surveys were used to collect the data...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Ohio Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses itself to church growth within the Ohio Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The problem was that some churches grow rapidly, whereas other slowly. The purpose was to gather, organize and interpret data...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This article is based on a study conducted to explore issues of church growth within the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. All churches within the conference were used as the population for this study. Two sets of surveys were administered to pastors...

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    A Study of Factors Relating to Urban Church Growth in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of urban church growth commissioned by the Institute of Church Ministry. Its purpose was to identify factors or variables that are associated with rapid church growth as well as those that are associated with minimal church growth...

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    A Study of Racial Transition in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This report describes a study of the impact of, attitudes toward, and management of racial transition in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its purpose was to examine the phenomena of changing racial patterns in the Adventist church. Six conferences were included...

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    A Study of Seventh-day Adventist Church Membership Tertiary
    This paper reports a study on church membership. Concerned about membership losses, the Pacific Union Conference Committee authorized a membership survey. A questionnaire was used for collecting the data.

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    A Study of the Attitudes of Seventh-day Adventist Members in the Greater Toronto Area Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of the Greater Toronto Area. The first phase was a demographic study of greater Toronto, including such items as location of churches, ethnic mix, and prime locations for new churches. The second phase was a survey of attitudes of...

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    A Study of the Growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Metropolitan Area of Sao Paulo , Brazil Tertiary
    The church growth in Sao Paulo, Brazil has been among the highest in the Adventist community. This study is based on an evaluation of church growth patterns in Sao Paulo between 1975 and 1979. The study's purpose was to evaluate the reasons people in Sao Paulo...

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    A Study of Why Seventh-day Adventists Who Attended SDA Schools Separate From Their Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a study with purpose to determine why young people who were once members of the church in Corona and Riverside areas and attended Seventh-day Adventist schools separate from the church. A questionnaire was used for gathering the data.

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    A Survey of Participating Churches Net 98 Evangelism Initiative of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America Tertiary
    This paper reports a study with purpose to gather information from the pastors and lay leaders who directed local sites in the United States, Canada and Bermuda during Net 98. Data are based on telephone interviews.

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    Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This paper provides a comprehensive blueprint of the state of the Seventh-day Adventist church in North America. From styles of worship to the spiritual attitudes, this paper provides a sobering assessment.

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    Adventist Opinion about Issues in Church Planting Tertiary
    The Center for Creative Ministry has conducted two surveys recently in which questions were asked about the opinions of Adventist church members and pastors on issues related to church planting. This report presents the data from these two surveys.

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    Adventist Opinion about Issues in Church Planting Report Tertiary
    This report is based on the responses of over 1,300 church members in local churches across eight states. The members were asked their opinions on various issues related to church planting. The information gathered in this report will give the NAD a gauge...

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    Adventist Retention 1962-2012 - Global Summit on Nurture and Retention Second Conference of Adventist Human Subject Researchers Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a global summit on nurture and retention. It shares the data of membership losses, and it includes church growth implications.

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    Adventures in Church Growth Study Guide Tertiary
    This guide provides a thorough understanding of the principles that result in a growing church and to provide channels in order to apply those principles in the congregation.

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    Am I My Brothers Keeper ? Tertiary
    This presentation lays out an Oregon Conference investigation with purpose to discover if significant relationship exists between members' connectedness in their communities and the health and vitality of their local congregations. A survey was used for data...

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    An Analysis of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a SWOT analysis among leaders of the church in the world field. They completed a questionnaire that revealed their views on the state of the church. It was presumed that their combined views would represent a fair picture of the present...

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    An Approach to a Holistic Ministry in a Seventh-day Adventist Urban Church in Uganda Tertiary
    This paper presents a project which purpose was to initiate a holistic approach to ministry in a Seventh-day Adventist urban church in Uganda. Data were collected through a questionnaire.

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    An Evaluation of Evangelism in the Seventh-day Adventist Churches of the Southern California Conference Tertiary
    This paper provides an evaluation of evangelism in the Seventh-day Adventist churches of the Southern California Conference. Data were completed through a questionnaire.

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    An Evaluation of Raw Data Collected During Nine Consecutive Years Depicting Attitudes of Members Regarding Personal Outreach Witnessing Tertiary
    This report looks at the necessary tools for strategic soul winning plans and learning about the other needs that need attention in order to more effectively utilize tools developed within the personal outreach strategy.

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    An Examination of the Reasons Leading Individuals to Apostatize from the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This thesis provides an examination of the reasons leading individuals to apostatize from the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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    An Information Base for Strategic Planning - Alleghany East Conference Tertiary
    This power point presentation examines the demographics, and experience of Adventist in the Alleghany East Conference. Knowledge of this information can help provide church leaders with relevant strategies for engaging this group.

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    An Information Base for Strategic Planning - Chesapeake Conference Tertiary
    This paper provides an information base of the Chesapeake Conference that could serve as a useful reference in strategic planning and decision-making. It assesses the needs, measures the opinions of church members and describes the context within which the...

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    An Investigation of the Perceptions of Clergy and Laity on Race Based Organizational Segregation in the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Tertiary
    This paper lays out a study of the conference organization. Its purpose was to describe the perceptions of the Seventh-day Adventist clergy and members in two conferences in the Southern Union concerning race-based organizational segregation in the church....

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    Analysis and Evaluation of the Ministry of the Hamilton Community Church to the Unchurched Tertiary
    This dissertation provides an analysis and evaluation of the ministry of the Hamilton Community Church to the unchurched. A case study was conducted.

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    Analyzing the Local community Tertiary
    The Caring Church Survey is suggested here as a method that consultants could use together with the local church to gather information about the church. The data from the survey carried out on a real church is presented as an example of the survey's use. Other...

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    Annual Council 2015 Report on Retention and Reclamation Tertiary
    This presentation lays out retention in the world church. It includes statistics of losses, demographics, frequency of spiritual activities, etc. It presents mainly two global studies conducted in 2011 using qualitative and quantitative method.

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    Annual Council 2015 Report on Retention and Reclamation Spanish Translation Tertiary
    This presentation is a Spanish translation of Annual Council 2015 on Retention and Reclamation. It lays out retention in the world church. It includes statistics of losses, demographics, frequency of spiritual activities, etc. It presents mainly two global...

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    Another Look at the Back Door Tertiary
    This article describes the back door by which many people exit the church. It motivates to keep the door closed by a loving attempt to encourage and convince people to stay in the fellowship.

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    At First Retention Summit, Leaders Look at Reality of Church Departures Tertiary
    "This article presents the first global summit focusing on Seventh-day Adventist Church membership retention is revealing the rate and reasons members slip out the back door. It’s the first time the matter has been spotlighted in such a major way,...

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    Attitudes about Change in the Adventist Church Tertiary
    This report produced by the Center for Creative Ministry focused on the attitudes about change in the Adventist Church. The sample included Adventist Church members, pastors and the general public.

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    Attitudes about Worship Seventh-day Adventist in North America Tertiary
    This PowerPoint gives data on the attitudes about worship among Seventh-day Adventists in North America. It gives a comprehensive report on different aspects of worship.

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    Attitudes and Opinions toward the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Its Media Ministry Summary Report Tertiary
    "This report briefly summarizes the key results of two major research studies on attitudes and opinions toward the Seventh-day Adventist church and its media ministry... The overall purpose of these studies is to build a research-based foundation for...

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    Attitudes Toward Church Planting - Columbia Union Conference Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the attitudes toward church planting in the Columbia Union Conference. Questionnaires and interviews were used to collect the data.

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    Awareness of the Adventist Church in Parkersburg West Virginia Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the general public in 2011 in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Telephone interviews were conducted in order to gather the data.

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    Barberton Community Assessment Tertiary
    This is an assessment of the Barberton Community in the Ohio Conference of SDA. The report gives information on the needs of children in the community, the mission field of the Barberton church and options available to plan for outreach to children and families...

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    Beyond Belief Tertiary
    This article reveals reasons why members leave the church. The studies show that the main reason is not because of bad experience, but because of the change of their beliefs. The article also provides suggestions about this topic.

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    Beyond Vision 2000 Tertiary
    This report details information important for strategic planning and decision-making for officers and key planning groups of the Columbia Union Conference. It measures the needs and opinions of church members within the Union. There were 296 telephone interviews...

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    Brand Awareness and Positioning Tertiary
    This report contains the findings from a series of questions commissioned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in a nationwide study of adults conducted by Barna Research. Online surveys were used.

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    Briefing - What We Really Know about Congregations Tertiary
    This report by Monte Sahlin answers questions based on the perceptions of members in the SDA church. He answered true or false questions and provides facts to back his findings based on more than 70 studies conducted. The results were presented to the British...

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    Briefing for British Columbia Conference Staff Tertiary
    This briefing report for the British Columbia Conference staff in 2010 looks at spiritual vitality and growth, giving patters and the measurement of progress toward conference strategic goals amongst other information. The report highlights areas of growth...

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    Briefing for Pacific Union Presidents Council Tertiary
    This presentation is based on examinations of the Seventh-day Adventist church and its growth and evangelistic patterns. The presentation explores factors influencing the church growth rates, including information about new converts and their reasons for joining...

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    Building a Church of Passionate Believers - Creating a Culture for Evangelism in the Aldergrove Adventist Church Tertiary
    "The task of this project is to develop and implement a strategy for creating a culture for evangelism in the Aldergrove church. The project provides an evaluation of the results of this strategy based on a comparison of baptisms, attendance, membership,...

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    Building Community Volunteerism Among Seventh-day Adventist Church Members in Small Towns of North America Tertiary
    Seventh-day Adventists tend to separate themselves from the worldly and secular, which often means separating themselves from people who do not hold Christian beliefs and values. According to the author, the purpose of this project is to deal with issues and...

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    Canton, Carrolton & Wooster Seventh-day Adventist Churches - A Survey Report Tertiary
    The data in this presentation contains information about three Seventh-day Adventist churches in Canton, Carrolton, and Wooster respectively. The data collected included demographic statistics, information about members' faith practices, beliefs, and church...

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    Centerville Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation is based on data about the Centerville community in Dayton, Ohio. Demographic information about the city is presented in a series of graphs and charts, which explores the social and economic make-up of the city. The author presents recommendations...

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    Characteristics of Healthy Congregations Tertiary
    This paper reports the Cooperative Congregational Studies Project. The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is one of the participating groups. A questionnaire was used for gathering the data. In this brief paper it would be impossible to present...

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    Christ's Mission in Akron Tertiary
    This survey report identifies key demographics and human needs in the community and recommends opportunities for gaining visibility and impact in the community.

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    Christ's Mission in Alhambra Tertiary
    This survey report gives an understanding of the status of the Adventist mission in Alhambra, a profile of the spiritual life and vitality of the Alhambra Church, finds effective ways to reach the community and provides information for future planning and...

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    Christ's Mission in Collegedale Tertiary
    This presentation is based on a study focusing on the Collegedale community and church. The study aimed to provide an assessment of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Collegedale area and to profile the life of the Collegedale church, thereby also providing...

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    Christ's Mission in Culver City Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a research that provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in Culver City. It profiles the life and vitality of the Culver City Church.

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    Christ's Mission in Eagle Rock Tertiary
    This report provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in Eagle Rock, a profile of the life and vitality of the Eagle Rock Church and puts information on the table for strategic planning.

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    Christ's Mission in Glendale Tertiary
    This report provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in Glendale, provides a profile of the life and vitality of the Glendale City Church and puts information on the table for strategic planning.

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    Christ's Mission in Hacienda Heights Tertiary
    This report provides an assessment of the Seventh-day Adventist mission in Hacienda Heights, provides a profile of the life and vitality of the Hacienda Heights Church, finds ways to reach the community and puts the information on the table for future planning.

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    Christ's Mission in Harrison Tertiary
    This presentation provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in Harrison. Its purpose was to profile the life and vitality of the Harrison Adventist Fellowship.

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    Christ's Mission in Long Beach Tertiary
    This report provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in Long Beach, profiles the life and vitality of the Long Beach Adventist Church, assesses the missional opportunities and challenges in the Cambodian community in Long Beach and provides information...

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    Christ's Mission in Mansfield Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study conducted in order to understand the status of the Adventist mission in Mansfield. It profiled the spiritual life and vitality of the Mansfield Church. Its purpose was to find effective ways to reach the community and provide...

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    Christ's Mission in Maryville Tertiary
    This presentation lays out an assessment of the Adventist mission in Maryville. It profiles the life and vitality of the Maryville Church.

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    Christ's Mission in Medina Tertiary
    This paper presents a study of the congregation and the community of the Medina Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its goals were to find a church growth strategy that works for Medina and takes advantage of its investment over the years in community involvement...

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    Christ's Mission in New Carlisle Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study with goals to understand the people who live in the New Carlisle community, to identify the needs in the community, and to suggest some opportunities for mission involvement by the New Carlisle Adventist Church.

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    Christ's Mission in Newark Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a mission in Newark. It includes the demographics of the area, perceptions of the Newark Church, church growth, etc. Interviews, questionnaires were used.

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    Christ's Mission in Norwalk Tertiary
    The goal of this study was to understand the status of the Adventist mission in Norwalk, profile the spiritual life and vitality of the Norwalk Church, find effective ways to reach the community and to provide information for future planning and problem-solving.

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    Christ's Mission in Ravenna Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey with purpose to understand the people who live in the Ravenna community, to identify the needs of the community, and to suggest some opportunities for missional involvement by the Ravenna Adventist Church.

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    Christ's Mission in Southwest Los Angeles Tertiary
    This presentation provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in the Gardena area, Los Angeles. Its goal was to profile the life and vitality of the Genesis Congregation.

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    Christ's Mission in the Blue Ridge Area Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study with purpose to understand the status of the Adventist mission in the Blue Ridge Area, to profile the spiritual life and vitality of the Mount Pisgah Church, to find effective ways to reach the community, and to provide information...

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    Christ's Mission in the Nashville Inner City Tertiary
    This presentation provides an assessment of the Adventist mission in the local community around Hillcrest Church. Its purpose was to profile the life and vitality of Hillcrest Church.

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    Christ's Mission in the Palos Verdes Peninsula Tertiary
    This presentation outlines information from a study of the Seventh-day Adventist presence in the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The presentation presents background information on the church in the area, trends, as well as a survey of the demographics and needs and...

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    Church Clerk Inventory - Mega Study 1 Tertiary
    This paper reports a church clerk inventory that is part of NAD Mega Study One. It is focused on attendance, membership, tithe, offering, Adventist schools, and ethnicity in the church.

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    Church Focus Group and Survey Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the Rocky Mountain Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Its purpose was to gather important information for conference and church leadership. Focus groups were conducted.

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    Church Growth Book Tertiary
    This presentation lays out church growth book of FACT Adventist Study created in 2002.

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    CityLights Survey Tertiary
    This information is based on a survey conducted with participants of a CityLights program. The presentation includes data collected on the opinions of the participants of the program elements.

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    Clifton Church Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the findings of a study carried out in the community of the Clifton church in Cincinnati. The study profiled the demographics of the community and provided a community needs assessment. The presentation also provides ideas for planning...

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    Come Back Home Program Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the Come Back Home program in Euro-Asia Division. It includes some statistics.

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    Community Assessment for Los Angeles Central City Church Tertiary
    This presentation examines the community in University Park, Los Angeles. The data presented delineates the demographics of the population in the city, and the needs of the residents. The author provides recommendations for the Central City Church for outreach...

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    Community Assessment Grove City Ohio Tertiary
    This paper provides a community assessment prepared for the Grove City Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is designed for use in planning and goal setting. A version on PowerPoint has also been provided. The information was gathered from the best available sources,...

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    Community Assessment Stillwater Church Tertiary
    This study is an examination of the community in which the Stillwater church is located. The study provides demographic information and community issues and values. It also contains suggestions for ministry within the community.

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    Community Study Wilmington Metropolitan Area Tertiary
    The purpose of this Community Study is to provide essential information for the pastors and lay leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist churches in the Wilmington metropolitan area and the steering committee of the Wilmington Area Adventist Community Services...

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    Community Survey Cleveland We Care Survey Tertiary
    This presentation is based on a series of interviews conducted during a We Care event in Cleveland. The interviews collected demographic information on the individuals attending the event, and also their knowledge and experience with the Seventh-day Adventist...

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    Congregations on the Grow - Seventh-day Adventists in the US Congregational Life Tertiary
    The U.S. Congregational Life Study was a study on individuals who attend worship services in the U.S. This article is based on the results obtained from this survey from 93 Seventh-day Adventist congregations. It uses the data obtained from the survey to determine...

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    Conserving Membership Gains Tertiary
    This official statement document reveals information about members’ retention. It provides actions in order to fix the problem. It was voted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Executive Committee at the Spring Meeting in Silver Spring,...

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    Conversion, Community and Caregenuity Tertiary
    The purpose of this paper is to look at the theological (conversion), sociological (community) and strategic (caregenuity) dimensions as a way of both understanding the possible causes and solutions to meeting this challenge. The intent of the paper is not...

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    Decision-making Factors and Retention Factors of New Members in the Singapore Adventist Mission Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of decision-making factors and retention factors of new members in the Singapore Adventist Mission. Its purpose was to find out what the churches in the Singapore Adventist Mission can do to achieve meaningful growth by attracting...

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    Demographic Profile - The Adventist Community in North America Tertiary
    This study conducted on behalf of the North American Division examines the demographics of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Age, socio-economic status and ethnicities are examples of factors examined in this survey.

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    Denominational Attrition among Adult Children of Seventh-day Adventist Clergy Tertiary
    Seventh-day Adventist clergy, with colleagues of all faith groups, often suffer the loss of adult children to denominational attrition. To identify the causative factors, a 111-point questionnaire was mailed to each of 222 active and retired clergy in the...

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    Departments of the Future Tertiary
    This note explores the future of the departments within the Seventh-day Adventist General Conference in light of changes in the church decision-making structure.

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    Developing a Community-based Ministry Tertiary
    This presentation delves into the concepts of community ministry and friendship evangelism with the aim of using the two to draw unchurched members of the community to Christ. It provides advice and suggestions on what church members can do to better lead...

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    Developing, Planting, and Multiplying an Adventist House Church Using Principles of Missiology in the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This dissertation deals with declining church attendance in Florida. This project was to establish an Adventist house church within the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to assess a house church model's front-line missionary viability.

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    Diagnostic Analysis Tertiary
    The purpose of this report is to provide staff, leaders and membership of the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church with a clear overview of the present situation, and to reflect strengths and weaknesses as they relate to growth potential for the future. A survey...

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    Disassociation Tertiary
    This paper presents a study which purpose was to discover what former members perceive as the principal reasons for discontinuing membership in selected Seventh-day Adventist churches in Michigan. Another purpose was to establish the major factors that contribute...

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    Disciple Making through Teaching Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the problem of losing members. It is focused on making disciples that requires teaching or training after baptism to avoid membership dropouts.

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    Discover Bible Course Evaluation and Input from Students, Staff, Volunteers and Pastors Tertiary
    This report presents a study with a purpose to evaluate various aspects of the Discover Bible Study Guides, provide information to make decisions about the revision and updating of the Discover course, and find ideas for reaching new target groups. Interviews...

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    Dissenting Sect or Evangelical Denomination - The Tension within Seventh-day Adventism Tertiary
    "A well-known dynamic among religious collectivities is the tendency of religious groups that begin as sects to move toward denominational status as they reduce tension with the surrounding society and diminish their claims to exclusive legitimacy. This...

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    Doing Demographics Tertiary
    This article examines the importance of gathering as much information as possible about people within and outside the community of believers. The article also chronicles the Institute of Church Ministry's use of demographic software in encapsulating the profile...

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    Downey-Florence Church Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of members in Downey-Florence Church. Questionnaires were used to gather the data.

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    Ebony Evangelism Opinion Survey Tertiary
    This paper presents an Ebony evangelism opinion survey. Delegates gathered in Atlanta, Georgia, for the First United Layperson’s Evangelism Congress. Telephone interviews were conducted.

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    Ebony Evangelism Project Report 2 Tertiary
    This report summarizes the results of work sheets from a Vision for Mission session with the purpose of exploring the strategic plan for evangelism developed by the Ebony Evangelism Taskforce of the North American Division.

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    El Monte Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out El Monte community assessment. Its purpose was to profile the demographics and religion of El Monte, California.

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    Empirical Research and the Mission of the Church Tertiary
    This brief article suggests that the tools of empirical research can be used for the advancement of the church.

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    Encounter or Enrichment - What's the Difference? Tertiary
    This article examines the similarities and differences between the Adventist Marriage Enrichment and Marriage Encounter approaches and seeks to establish a guide for their use.

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    EUD Ministerial Association Report : Summit on Nurture & Retention 2013 - Discipling Retaining and Reclaiming Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a ministerial report. It is focused on nurture and retention. Its purpose is to provide general guidelines for a united ministry, to create awareness and the right motivation for all church members, and to encourage and sustain the...

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    Evangelism in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This paper repots a research on evangelism in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations today. It is one of the series of reports under the general title Faith Communities Today (FACT) prepared by the Center for Creative Ministry.

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    Evangelism Preaching Social Justice and Community Outreach in the Faith Communities Today Study of Seventh-day Adventist Churches Tertiary
    This paper highlights findings in the areas of Evangelism, Sermon Topics, Social Justice, and Community Outreach in the United States.

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    Exploratory Study on Retention of Church Membership in Interamerican Division Tertiary
    This presentation lays out an exploratory study on retention of church membership in Inter-American Division. The Church-Members' Survey was used in the IAD.

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    Factors Related to Declining Attendance at the Adult Sabbath School in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    From the time of its inception in the 1850s until the early part of the 20th century, the Adventist Sabbath School in North America was highly attended. During those times Sabbath School reached the highest attendance rate when Sabbath School membership was...

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    Faith Communities Today Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the largest study of religious congregations conducted in the United States Faith Communities Today. Data were collected through questionnaires. The questions focused on the demographics, church growth, mission focus, community service,...

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    First & Second Gens Hispanics / Latinos and Church Life : The Re ( tension ) Factor Tertiary
    This presentation is focused on the first and second generations of Hispanics and Latinos.

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    Five Myths about Young Adult Church Dropouts Tertiary
    This article presents a research on the lives of young people who drop out of church. The research provides many insights into the spiritual journeys of teens and young adults. The findings are revealed extensively in a new book called “You Lost Me:...

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    Formation and Development of Caring Ministries Based on Neighboring Evangelism Model Tertiary
    This paper reports a project that evolved within the context of three congregations in Northern California. The intent of the project was to create an awareness of the concept of "Neighboring Evangelism" and assist interested church members in developing...

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    From American Church to Immigrant Church : The Changing Face of Seventh-day Adventism in Metropolitan New York Tertiary
    This paper sets out to account for the demographic transformation of Adventism in Metropolitan New York - for the decline of the American segments (Caucasian and Afro-American) and the huge growth among the new immigrants. The research included in-depth interviews...

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    GC Summit on Nurture & Retention : Southern Africa Indian Ocean Division Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a summit on nurture and retention in Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division. It includes charts about losses, and it compares different divisions regarding to membership.

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    General Conference Evangelism Study Tertiary
    This paper presents General Conference evangelism study. The study was set out to answer three basic questions: 1) Who are hearing God's last-day message? 2) Which methods or combinations have been most effective? What methods, if any, have been ill used,...

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    Genuine Discipleship Empowered By Acceptance Tertiary
    This presentation lays out genuine discipleship empowered by acceptance. It presents a way to work with iY formula.

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    Genuine Discipleship Empowered By Acceptance : A Way to Work with iY Generation Notes Tertiary
    This paper presents notes to the presentation called Genuine Discipleship Empowered By Acceptance. It is focused on young adults leaving the church. It shows how to work with iY formula.

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    Glendora Church Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of members of Glendora church. A questionnaire was used to gather the data.

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    Greater New York Demographic Study Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a demographic study of the Greater New York Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The focus of the data is the general population in the territory of the Greater New York Conference. Basic data was extracted from the U.S....

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    Greater New York Survey of Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a church member survey of the Greater New York Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. A questionnaire was used to gather the data.

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    Growing Gods People Across Generations : A Model for Education Tertiary
    This paper is focused on the concept of God as a parent, and how his strategies can be used for the development of churches. For God it was challenging to rear the infant nation of Israel. We can find similarities in the challenges we face as we raise and...

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    Harvest Follows Sowing Tertiary
    The author notes the importance of sowing seeds for the church through caring and literature evangelism.

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    Healthy Congregations in Community Context Tertiary
    This paper attempts to explore correlations between healthy, growing congregations and the community context in which those congregations are located. Data from this research is collected from a study that the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America...

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    Healthy Vital Growing Churches : What Works & What Doesnt Tertiary
    This presentation provides a research of the church growth of more than 2000 local churches in the United States. It focused on sustained growth, growth over 3 or 5 year.

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    Hispanic Membership Survey Tertiary
    This paper reports the findings of the first survey designed for the Hispanic membership of the Pacific Union Conference. Due to their diversity, the Hispanic members comprise a special group, very different from the other ethnic groups of the North American...

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    How Churches Grow Tertiary
    This article reports a study of church growth in North America. Its purpose was to identify those local institutional factors that are associated with minimal growth or decline.

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    Human Relations and / or Evangelism Tertiary
    This editorial note chronicles a brief dialogue with a caller inquiring about the importance of having a Human Relations Department.

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    Implementation of the Personal Styles of Evangelism in the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church for Maximal Evangelistic Impact Tertiary
    The purpose of this project is to mobilize the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church members for maximal evangelistic impact through the implementation of the Personal Styles of Evangelism.

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    Interim Report of the Consultant for Mount Sinai Church Tertiary
    This paper is focused on Mount Sinai church and its strategic planning, church growth, community needs, etc.

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    Internal Political Fallout from the Emergence of an Immigrant Majority : The Impact of the Transformation of Seventh-day Adventism in Metropolitan New York Tertiary
    This paper focuses on the political impact of the influx of new immigrants within Seventh-day Adventism in metropolitan New York. In-depth interviews were conducted with the leadership of the Greater New York Conference and Northeastern Conference.

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    International Religious Activity and the Growth of Seventh-day Adventism in the United States Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a research focused on how the growth of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in other nations is related to its growth in the United States through the immigration of its foreign members.

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    Is the seventh-day Sabbath still important if you believe in grace ? Tertiary
    This article is focused on the importance of the Sabbath. It covers four big questions that people have recently been asking. A) Why do the majority of Christians not keep the seventh day as the Sabbath? B) Is the Old Testament Sabbath still relevant for...

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    John Wesleys Small Group Ministry - A Membership Retention and Discipleship Model for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a small group ministry by John Wesley. It is focused on membership retention and discipleship. The purpose of this study is to ascertain that the Wesleyan small group approach may be used as a model for discipling and membership...

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    Lansdale Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the findings of a study carried out in the community assessment in Lansdale, Philadelphia. It investigates the demographics, needs, and religion in that particular community.

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    Leaving the Church Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a worldwide study of the factors that may be involved in why members leave the church. Its purpose was to identify areas on which to focus the church's nurture initiatives.

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    Leaving the Church : Why some Seventh-day Adventist members leave the church and why some come back Tertiary
    In 2011, Seventh-day Adventist church leaders, concerned about evidence that some of its members were leaving the church, decided to conduct a worldwide study of the factors that may be involved. Under the leadership of the General Conference Nurture and Retention...

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    Leaving the Church Survey of Former Adventist Church Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of former Adventist church members. It includes demographics of respondents, influences for becoming Adventist, attendance, length of former membership, Adventist schools, etc.

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    Marketing Our Church Tertiary
    This article reveals information about a research group that did a marketing study of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. It analysis the church, what people the church is reaching, and suggests how to reach people more efficiently.

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    Measuring Religious Maturity - A Proposed Scale Tertiary
    Gordon Allport offered a rich and complex description of mature religion. More recently, Batson and Ventis have proposed that the scales constructed to measure Allport's intrinsic orientation actually capture only part of the concept of maturity that he had...

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    Merrimack Valley Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation provides a community needs assessment of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. It profiled the demographics and religion of the area.

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    Minnesota Conference Survey of Members - Demographics Involvement Giving Practices and Attitudes Tertiary
    This paper presents findings from a survey of church members of the Minnesota Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Data were collected through a questionnaire.

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    Mission or Moonlighting (with Mark Weir)? Tertiary
    Dedication is the lifeblood of any successful enterprise. When pastors are fully engaged in their mission, results prove to be very fruitful. However, too often these commitment levels diminish when external factors such financial obligations aren't met. Reports...

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    Modeling Church Member Turnover in the Southern Asia Pacific Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a church member survey in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. It is focused on joining and staying in the church, and leaving the church.

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    NAD Church Resource Center Product Awareness and Evaluation by Local Church Leaders Tertiary
    This paper serves as consumer panel report. It consists of two consumer panels conducted for the North American Division. Their purpose was to explore the needs in local churches for resource materials as well as evaluate the impact of products developed over...

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    Napa Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation provides a community needs assessment of the Napa community. Its purpose was to profile the demographics and religion of the area served by the Napa Community Adventist Church.

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    Needs Assessment and Market Analysis for the Fullerton Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a needs assessment and market analysis implemented for the Fullerton Seventh-day Adventist Church. Four focus groups and a telephone survey were conducted. Its purpose was to learn how the church might better serve the needs of the community,...

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    Net 95 Follow up Survey of Participating Churches Tertiary
    This paper reports the NET '95 Initiative representing a major new thrust in soul winning for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Telephone interviews were conducted.

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    Net 96 Follow-up Survey of Participating Churches Tertiary
    This paper presents the Net '96 initiative undertaken by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. Data are based on randomly selected telephone interviews.

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    New Hope Church : Attitudes and Opinions of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This paper reports a survey of attenders at New Hope Church conducted in 2007 at the request of the pastoral staff. Its purpose was to evaluate various ministries and activities of the church as well as gather information useful for strategic planning. A questionnaire...

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    New Hope Church Operational Audit : Interviews with 22 Ministry Leaders Tertiary
    This report presents New Hope Church operational audit. Individual interviews were conducted with 21 lay leaders and one associate pastor in July and December 2009.

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    New Member Research : How and Why People Join the Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a new member research in Australia. Its purpose was to discover how and why they have joined the church and what can be learned about the success or otherwise of various evangelistic methods which are currently being used. A four-paged survey...

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    New Member Research : How and Why People Join the Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a new member research of the North New South Wales Conference. Its purpose was to discover how and why they have joined the church and what can be learned about the success or otherwise of various evangelistic methods which are currently...

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    New Member Research : How and Why People Join the Church Tertiary
    This paper reports a new member research with purpose to discover how and why new members in the five-year period joined the church and what could be learned about the various evangelistic methods that are being used. The study was conducted in the Trans-Tasman...

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    New Member Survey Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a new member survey of the Pennsylvania Conference. Two years after the members joined the church, interviewers made an attempt to talk to each one.

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    New Windsor Church Plant Target Area Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a community needs assessment in New Windsor. Its goals were to profile the demographics of the New Windsor Community and to gather information for planning and strategy development.

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    North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist Sabbath School Needs Assessment Tertiary
    This paper presents Sabbath School needs assessment within the North American Division. A questionnaire was created in order to collect data and 651 usable responses were generated. The subject of the survey was the two aspects of the Adventist Sabbath School...

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    Not every believer is the same . Is profiling possible ? Why people turn their back at the Adventist church Tertiary
    The church in the Netherlands is growing. Yet there are people who are leaving the church. Each church leaver has its own story, but is it possible to find common ground among these stories and anticipate on this? What would this mean for Adventist church...

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    Nurture and Retention Summit 2013 : South Pacific Division Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a summit on nurture and retention in South Pacific Division. It is focused on membership, reconnection with former and missing members, goals, and mission.

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    Nurture Retention & Discipleship : An Integral Part of Evangelism and Witness Tertiary
    This presentation lays out retention in the world church. It includes statistics of losses, demographics, frequency of spiritual activities, etc. It presents mainly two global studies conducted in 2011 using qualitative and quantitative method.

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    Nurturing the Church through Small Groups : Why Is It So Important ? Tertiary
    This presentation argues that it is essential that every church leader should understand the importance of organizing the church in small groups. It will enable them to expand their understanding of three ecclesiological concepts that are essential for the...

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    Ohio Conference 2009 Annual Survey of Members Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the Ohio Conference. Members of the church were surveyed to assess the needs, spiritual development and involvement of the church.

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    Ohio Conference Survey of Members Tertiary
    This paper reports a survey of church members of the Ohio Conference. Data are based on telephone interviews.

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    Organizational Experiments in Local Conferences Tertiary
    This report is the first in a series designed to meet the request of the North American Division Committee at the 1995 Year-end Meeting in Battle Creek. Its purpose was to establish the number of local conferences, which have taken up the recommendation, voted...

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    Overview of Retention Project in Northern Asia Pacific Division Tertiary
    This paper presents an overview of Retention Project in Northern Asia-Pacific Division. It includes challenges, issues, retention goals, etc.

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    Owen Sound Seventh-day Adventist Church Survey Tertiary
    This presentation lays out Owen Sound Seventh-day Adventist Church survey. A survey was used to gather the data. It is focused on church members' attitudes toward the church.

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    Pacific Union Conference Report on Membership Growth Tertiary
    This paper provides a report on membership growth of the Pacific Union Conference. It contains data and graphs without description.

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    Participating in a compelling purpose : discipleships connection to the eschatological mission and identity of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper is focused on how people do not know why they are Adventists. It suggests that the more clearly we are able to articulate this prophetic why, the more we will be able to foster significant personal and corporate meaning which shapes the mission...

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    Pastors Survey compared to Town Hall Survey Tertiary
    This PowerPoint presentation is the results of a comparison in responses with Pastor's and the Town Hall with the Potomac Conference in 2003. Topics such as evangelism and funding were discussed.

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    People Joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Pennsylvania and their Experience with the Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a study which purpose was to find out what kind of people are joining the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Pennsylvania Conference, how they happened to join the Church and what happened to them in the first year or two of their membership....

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    Personal Ministries in Seventh - day Adventist Congregations Today Tertiary
    This paper reports a research of personal ministries in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations today. It is one of the series of reports under the general title Faith Communities Today (FACT) prepared by the Center for Creative Ministry.

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    Personality and Church Growth Tertiary
    This article is based on a survey among Seventh-day Adventist pastors correlating church growth and pastoral personality. A survey was distributed in the United States and Canada.

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    Plant a Church , Reap a Harvest Tertiary
    This book is focused on church planting.

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    Planting new churches : Why It Is So Important Tertiary
    This article explains the importance of starting new churches to the growth of the Adventist church. New churches carry several advantages that are more effective in bringing new believers into the church than established congregations.

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    Portrait of a Regional Conference the Allegheny East Conference Tertiary
    This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Allegheny East Conference and the opportunities and challenges facing the conference. The data assess also measures the needs and measures the opinions of church members.

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    Positioning the Church for 2020 Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the positioning the church for 2020. It shows the church of the past and estimates the church of the future.

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    Prospects for Mission in Central Los Angeles Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey with purpose to understand the University Park neighborhood in central Los Angeles as a mission field, to profile the dynamics and culture of the community, to find effective ways to reach the community, and to provide a...

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    Prospects for Mission on Catalina Island Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey with purpose to understand the community on Catalina Island as a mission field, to profile the dynamics and culture of the community, to find effective ways to reach the community, and to provide a base of information for...

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    Public Perceptions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church - Presentation Tertiary
    This pdf of a PowerPoint presentation lays out a study of public perceptions of the Adventist church conducted by the Center for Creative Ministry. The source of data is a random sample 1284 telephone interviews with the general public in the United States...

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    Public Perceptions of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the St Louis Metro Area Tertiary
    This paper reports a survey of public perceptions of the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Saint Louis Metropolitan Area. It used telephone interviews for gathering the data.

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    Reaching New Generations , Report Four : A Church Growth Agenda for Conferences and Congregations Tertiary
    This report is the fourth in a series of research and strategy studies conducted for the Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists. It is focused on church growth.

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    Reaching New Generations Report Three : A Survey of the Members of Five Successful Congregations Tertiary
    This report is the third in a series of research and strategy studies conducted for the Pacific Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists. It details the results of the survey of the members of the five churches. It identifies nine significant characteristics...

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    Reaching Out to the Unchurched Tertiary
    This paper presents a project with purpose to reach out to the unchurched. It consists of three parts. In the first part, the author shares the methods and procedures needed to take place in establishing ministry on a campus, the second part is focused on...

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    Reasons for Membership Dropout from the Seventh-day Adventist church in the Slovak Conference Tertiary
    This paper provides an adequate assessment of the varying reasons as to why individuals leave the church. Using surveys and data from past research projects the paper builds a compelling case and solutions to the problem.

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    Recent Research in the Trans European Division Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a report of factors affecting nurture, retention and discipline in the Trans-European Division.

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    Recent Research on Adventist Congregations Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a research on Adventist congregations. It is the Adventist sub-sample from the 2005 Faith Communities Today.

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    Recommendations for the Changing Church Tertiary
    This article distills recommendations for church members, conference officials and academies wanting to know how to adequately address the shifting cultural and racial make up of the church.

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    Reconnect , reclaim , reflame Tertiary
    This article is focused on inactive and former church members. It strengthens the idea to reconnect, reclaim, or reflame inactive and former members. It gives the ideas how to reach those members.

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    Religious Context of the Ohio Conference Tertiary
    This presentation provides religious context of the Ohio Conference. A large part of Ohio population is unchurched. It focuses on church attendance, needs, worship preferences, mission emphasis preferences, etc.

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    Report of Retention Project NSD Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a report of retention project in Northern Asia-Pacific Division. It shares issues, parts of the project, and results.

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    Report to Evaluation Committee Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a report focused on decadal church growth rates in the North American Division, new members, their drop out, public awareness, etc. It reports findings from several surveys conducted in the North American Division.

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    Reynoldsburg Community Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study with purpose to profile the demographics and religion of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, to provide a community needs assessment, and to put information on the table for planning and mission strategy development for the Reynoldsburg...

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    Right in Our Own Backyard : the Role of Volunteering on Church Attendance and Retention Among Seventh-day Adventist Faculty and Staff Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a General Conference summit on nurture and retention in 2013. Its purpose was to explore relationship between church volunteering, community service, and religious behaviors among Adventist faculty and staff. A survey was used for...

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    Sabbath Blessing or Worship Wars : Helping your Church Find Real Joy Tertiary
    The presentation presents data about Seventh-day Adventist worship services. Data is taken from research and surveys conducted within the church.

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    Sabbath School in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Tertiary
    This paper reports a research of Sabbath School in Seventh-day Adventist Congregations today. It is one of the series of reports under the general title Faith Communities Today (FACT) prepared by the Center for Creative Ministry.

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    Sabbath School Ministries Tertiary
    This presentation lays out information about Sabbath School ministries from Adventist Congregation Today. Data collection was timed to coincide with the U.S. Census during the year 2000.

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    Seabrook Church Assessment Survey Tertiary
    This presentation lays out an assessment survey of the Seabrook Church. A standard questionnaire was used for collecting the data.

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    Secrets of Church Growth in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study examined the factors contributing to growth within the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventist. Eleven out of sixteen churches with an exceptionally large percentage of attendance gains over a five-year period were contacted. Responses...

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    Seeking the Lost Sheep : A Study of membership loss in the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This paper presents a study which purpose was to increase the understanding of membership loss in the Southeastern California Conference. A questionnaire was used for collecting the data.

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    Self - Study Survey by Church Members Tertiary
    This paper reports a self-study survey by church members. A total of 95 worship attenders at the New Market Seventh-day Adventist Church responded to Vision for Mission Self-study Survey when it was distributed on Sabbath morning. This report provides an information...

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    Sequim Adventist Community Services Needs Assessment Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a study with purpose to profile the demographics and religion of the community served by Sequim Adventist Community Services, to provide a community needs assessment, and to put information on the table for planning and program development.

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    Seventh - day Adventists in Canada Tertiary
    This presentation is based on a survey of Church members conducted for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada. The survey collected information on members' religious practices and beliefs, their opinions about their local church, and the demographic composition...

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    Seventh-day Adventist Church 1993 World Survey Tertiary
    This paper shares a year-end meeting report of Seventh-day Adventist Church 1993 World Survey within the General Conference. It is focused on participation in worship, church growth, church standards, etc.

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    Seventh-day Adventists in Latin America : Their Beginnings Their Growth Their Challenges Tertiary
    This paper provides information about a study of Seventh-day Adventists in Latin America, mainly about their beginnings, growth, and challenges. Its purpose was to describe, analyze and evaluate the growth of SDA church in Latin American context.

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    Soul Conversation in a Growing Church Tertiary
    This presentation is focused on nurturing and retaining newly baptized members in Seventh-day Adventist church. It informs us about needs of the members, setting goals, plans for follow up work and others.

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    South Pacific Division SDA Adult Members Beliefs and Values Tertiary
    This presentation lays out members' beliefs and values of adults in South Pacific Division. It includes charts containing demographics, information about local churches, congregational religious life, and personal beliefs and values.

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    Southern Asia Pacific Division Summit on Nurture Retention & Discipleships 2013 Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a summit on nurture, retention and discipleship of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division in 2013. It is focused on membership and membership dropouts.

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    SPUC Report Nurture and Retention GC 2013 Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a report on nurture and retention in South Philippine Union Conference that is part of the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. It presents a discipleship program.

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    Study of Factors Relating to Church Growth in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    "Survey data were collected 249 pastors and 8,211 members of Seventh-day Adventist churches in the United States and Canada. The survey items were regressed against two measures of church growth in an attempt to identify significant predictors. Growth...

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    Summary of Research about Denominational Structure in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This report provides a summary of research about denominational structure in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Focus group research was used to gather input from departmental directors employed in the local and union conferences...

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    Summit on Nurture & Retention Tertiary
    This presentation is focused on retention in General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It involves charts as well.

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    Survey of Church Clerks Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of church clerks conducted for the North American Division. Church clerks completed a questionnaire. The results of the second survey are compared to a similar survey conducted 3 years earlier in order to establish trends...

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    Survey of Church Members Tertiary
    This report is based on a survey with data collected from the members of 500 local churches in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The data collected presents information on the members' experience as Seventh-day Adventists, and also their...

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    Survey of Church Members Tertiary
    This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of the Allegheny East Conference and the opportunities and challenges facing the conference. The data assess also measures the needs and measures the opinions of church members.

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    Survey of Church Members Minnesota Conference Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of church members of Minnesota Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Telephone interviews and questionnaires were used to collect the data.

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    Survey of Church Members Oklahoma Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This is a report of 763 questionnaires completed in a random sample of congregations in the Oklahoma Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Data was collected on members' spiritual experience, involvement in church, tithe and giving practices, and opinions...

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    Survey of Former & Inactive Adventist Church Members Report Tertiary
    This paper presents a survey of people who have ended their regular participation in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The sample included interviews in Africa, South America, Europe and North America.

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    Survey of Former & Inactive Church Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of former and inactive church members conducted for the General Conference. Interviews were conducted in many parts of the world during 2012.

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    Survey of Members 2008 Ohio Conference Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the Ohio Conference. Members of the church were surveyed to assess the needs, spiritual development and direction of the church.

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    Survey of Members Midland SDA Church Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of church members of Midland Seventh-day Adventist Church. A questionnaire was distributed to the church members in February and March 2012.

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    Survey of New Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of new members of local churches in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Data are based on questionnaires.

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    Survey of the Congregation Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the congregation of the Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church. Questionnaires were used for collecting the data. It is focused on the church growth.

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    Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of the people in the pews conducted for Mount Vernon Hill Church. A questionnaire was distributed on two Sabbaths.

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    Survey of the People in the Pews Mount Vernon Hill Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a survey of attenders at the Mount Vernon Hill church conducted in 2006. Its purpose was to evaluate various ministries and activities of the church as well as gather information for strategic planning. The standard Survey of the People...

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    The Annual Survey of Church Board Members , Local Ministries in 1998 , Attitudes toward ADRA , Training and Resources for Local Leaders Tertiary
    This survey report expounds on the experiences of local church members who serve in volunteer leadership roles in their congregation. There were 332 telephone interviews conducted. Overall, there was a significant increase in evangelism activities in 1998...

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    The Caring Ministry : Concepts and Methods of Ministry to Inactive Members of the Stone Tower Seventh-day Adventist Church Portland Oregon Tertiary
    This paper presents a project which purpose was to develop a ministry to inactive members of Stone Tower Church and to evaluate the effectiveness of John Savage's "Calling and Caring Ministries" for use among Seventh-day Adventists. It used qualitative...

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    The Church as Family : A Study of Viability in the Smaller Local Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper presents a graduate student research report of a study of viability in the smaller local Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its purpose was to examine the organizational structure of the Seventh-day Adventist church. The project was conducted in a small...

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    The Context and Challenge of Mission : Report on a Survey of Local Seventh-day Adventist Congregations int the South West Pacific Tertiary
    This paper reports a study conducted by the Growth and Nurture Taskforce. The survey highlights and qualifies many features of the churches in the South-West Pacific and provides a basis for a review and reconsideration of the strategies being adopted.

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    The Creation of a Natural Church Development Coaching and Implementation Guide for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    The purpose of this dissertation is to answer some of the theological questions posed by the whole Natural Church Development, healthy church paradigm while at the same time developing a user-friendly, practical, Seventh-day-Adventist-sensitive implementation...

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    The Dividends of Religious Freedom Tertiary
    The central question addressed in this paper is whether religious liberty has affected membership growth in a sample of 170 countries over a period of the past forty to fifty years. Not much work has been done on this question although two scholars recently...

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    The Family as a Mediating Factor in Retaining Members Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the importance of family as a factor in retaining members. It discusses impacts of the family.

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    The Impact of Consolidation of Local Conferences Tertiary
    This report presents an analysis of the impact on church growth from the one major experiment with the consolidation of local conferences conducted in the North American Division.

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    The Latest Research on Seventh-day Adventist Congregations Tertiary
    This presentation is based on the results from the Cooperative Congregational Studies Project carried out in the Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America. The presentation covers congregational identity and worship, outreach programs, social service activities,...

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    The Mancer Report - a Study into the Demographic Profile of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Zealand Tertiary
    This report seeks to provide some insight into the population structures that surround Seventh-day Adventist churches in different areas of North New Zealand. It considers to what extent the local Adventist membership reflects the local population. The census...

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    The National Church Life Survey and the Seventh-day Adventist Church ( Australia ) Tertiary
    This paper presents a summary of the Detailed Analysis that is meant only to provide an undocumented overview of the findings of the National Church Life Survey for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Australia.

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    The Needs of the Local Church and an Evaluation of the Denominational Delivery System Tertiary
    This paper reports the needs of the local church and an evaluation of the denominational delivery system.

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    The North American Division Marketing Program Tertiary
    This report summarizes the results of a series of ClusterPlus studies conducted by Andrews University and Donnelley Marketing Information Services, Inc. for the Seventh-day Adventist. In this series of analyses, the Seventh-day Adventist National Membership...

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    The Patterns Sources and Implications of Rapid Church Growth within International Seventh-day Adventism : Applying and Testing Starks Revised General Model Tertiary
    This paper is a study of the growth of Seventh-day Adventism within the international church. Data for the study was collected using various methods from churches in 54 countries. The study maps out global church membership and growth and tithe and offering...

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    The Personality of the Pastor as a Function of Church Growth Tertiary
    The purpose of the study presented in this paper was to measure and describe the personalities of a representative sample of pastors and their wives in the North American Division, and to relate these descriptions to the growth rates of the churches that they...

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    The Power of Relationships in Evangelism Tertiary
    This article summarizes a survey of the power of relationship in evangelism conducted by the Institute of Church Ministry at Andrews University. The survey sought responses to three questions: (1) In what witness activities do members generally participate,...

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    The Purpose of Religion Tertiary
    Roger Dudley's editorial perspective briefly examines the purpose of religion. The author surmises that religion gives meaning and belonging while serving as a guide during the course of one's life.

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    The Reclaiming Project A Final Report on 1993 Tertiary
    This paper presents a final report of the reclaiming project conducted in North America. It is focused on dropouts of the Seventh-day Adventist church.

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    The Religious Needs of the General Public Tertiary
    This report gives a breakdown of the religious needs of the general population of the United States. This information was given to the Evaluation Committee of the Pacific Union Conference. It goes in details such as the percentage of the population attending...

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    The Religious Needs of the General Public in Georgia and Tennessee Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the religious needs of the general public in Georgia and Tennessee. It is focused on church growth, evangelism, needs, etc.

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    The Role of Disinterested Benevolence in Regards to Spiritual Development at Walk of Faith Fellowship , Cleveland , Ohio Tertiary
    The purpose of the project is to discover how changes in the local mission of the church transform the attendees of Walk of Faith Fellowship in Cleveland, Ohio, regarding their view of servant leadership. The method used to determine the impact of servant...

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    The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bermuda : Demographics Opinions and Potential Prospects for the Future Tertiary
    This reports provides a wide range of research to provide an information base for strategic planning for the Bermuda Conference. It was conducted in April and May 2007. There were four surveys included in this comprehensive report. The results of this report...

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    The World : Love It or Leave It ? Tertiary
    If you thought you could reject the culture in which they live, in reality adopt something else which is itself culture. How should Christians relate to the culture in which they find themselves without isolating themselves from their fellowmen or becoming...

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    Tithing Commitment and Retention of Members : Demographic Challenges Revealed in Research in Australia Brazil the United Kingdom and the United States Tertiary
    This presentation is focused on tithing, commitment, and retention of members in Australia, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It includes statistics from the research, which show demographic challenges across every conference.

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    Town Hall Survey Tertiary
    The PowerPoint highlights responses from a questionnaire given to Potomac Conference offices attending a local town Hall Meeting. The 332 participants were asked several questions concerning soul winning, local church matters and a host of other topics. The...

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    Trends Attitudes & Opinions Tertiary
    A collection of studies carried out since 1988 and edited in a convenient format to make the information accessible and useful. The information in this book was generated from survey research, often informed by focus-group input. Trends, Attitudes, and Opinions,...

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    Undergirding Values of the Columbia Union Leadership Tertiary
    This paper presents a report on the Values Clarification Survey of the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee. Questionnaires were used to collect the data. It provided an interesting comparison of leadership values with the values of the people in...

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    Urban Evangelism in India : An Evangelistic Project Conducted in the City of Poona Tertiary
    This paper presents a project which purpose was to help the church to take a fresh look at evangelism in India and to ascertain how successful it was with respect to its expansion program.

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    Welcoming Non Verbal Behaviors : A Case Study of Group Communication and Visitor Impressions Tertiary
    With consideration for interpersonal communications within a group setting, the literature suggests that specific nonverbal behaviors can positively influence the development of relationships between communicators. This study sought to identify and represent...

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    What is the Mission of the Dupont Park Church ? Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a mission in the Dupont Park Church with focus on church growth.

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    What makes churches grow ? What recent Adventist research reveals Tertiary
    This article reports studies about church growth in North America.

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    What We Know & Dont Know About Adventist Evangelism & Church Growth Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a summary report with purpose to find what works in evangelism and church growth, to use this information to administrators, evangelism coordinators and pastors, and to identify standards for evaluating evangelism options and plans.

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    Where is the mission field ? Who is the missionary ? Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the findings of a study carried out in the community of the local Adventist churches in Mansfield and Richland County. The study is focused on church growth within the Ohio Conference.

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    Who Are (nt) We Baptizing? Tertiary
    As new members are added to the church roster researchers have solicited their feedback in an attempt to ascertain effective methods of winning and establishing new converts. This article reports on data collected on new members and features implications for...

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    Who Are We Converting ? Tertiary
    This brief editorial note distills the findings of a market analysis of the nature and background of new converts in the United States. Using Donnelley Marketing Information Services (DMIS), researchers were able to assign converts into 47 clusters based on...

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    Who Reads Ellen White Tertiary
    Most Seventh-day Adventists within the North American Division should be familiar with the name Ellen White and her contribution to the church. Her works are often sited in sermons and/or used in clarification or illumination of the Word. Despite backlash...

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    Whom Are We Winning? Tertiary
    Effective soul winning does not end at baptism, but starts long before the individual enters the pool and extends afterwards as well. Gathering and analyzing information from newly baptized members is a crucial step in the circuit of outreach. The Institute...

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    World Church Survey South Pacific Division Tertiary
    This paper reports a world church survey within the General Conference. Data were collected through questionnaires.