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research assessing various aspects of organizations and institutions owned by or related to the church, as well as evaluation studies, and topics related to effectiveness and purpose of such institutions


  • Adventist Resource
    1993 Signs Readership Survey and Demographic Analysis Tertiary
    This paper reports a readership survey of the magazine Signs of the Times. Its purpose was to measure the attitudes and demographics of its readers.

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    2007 Annual Survey of Members Tertiary
    This study paper examines the results of a telephone interview given to churches’ members within the Columbia Union Conference. Researchers were able to collect 487 useable responses surrounding the areas of Internet access and subscription to Value...

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    2010 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2010. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote, nurture and empower young adults.

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    2011 Spiritual Life Survey Southern Adventist University Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the students attending Southern Adventist University in 2011. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote nurture and empower young adults.

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    2011 Survey of the People in the Pews Tertiary
    This presentation measures the spiritual vitality and health of the New Hope Church community. The results from the survey provided researchers with a wealth of knowledge on how to promote nurture and empower church members.

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    A Report on Usefulness of Selected Church Periodicals Tertiary
    This paper presents a study of usefulness of selected church periodicals. The study entails two different sets of survey. The first had 460 respondents who comprised subscribers to various church periodicals such as Kids Ministry, Message, Vibrant Life, and...

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    A Study of Attitudes toward Christian Education in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This report describes a study of attitudes toward and support for Adventist Christian education among the members of the North American Division. The survey administered collected information on the general attitudes of Seventh-day Adventists toward Adventist...

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    A Study of Attitudes toward the Retirement Plan of the North American Division of Seventh - day Adventists Tertiary
    This is a report on a survey conducted by the Institute of Church Ministry. The study was conducted among Seventh-day Adventist denominational employees to determine Adventist employment culture, and also to ascertain their attitudes towards the retirement...

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    A Study of Selected Variables Dealing with Continuing Education Interests of Seventh-day Adventist Pastors and Judicatory in the North American Division Tertiary
    This dissertation includes the results of a study conducted to find what the preferences of ministers in the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists are towards continuing their education. This was in an effort to provide opportunities for ministers...

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    A Survey of Perceptions of the Mission of Cohutta Springs Adventist Center Tertiary
    This paper reports a survey of selected members of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists regarding their perceptions of the mission of Cohutta Springs Adventist Center. Its purpose was to get input and guidance from members of the...

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    A Survey of Readers of the Adventist Review Tertiary
    This article presents the results of research conducted into readers of the Adventist Review. A survey was distributed to readers that contained questions regarding their reading preferences and demographics.

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    A Survey of Subscribers and Nonsubscribers to the Adventist Review Tertiary
    This is a report on the findings of a survey conducted for the Adventist Review. The report contains demographic information about the subscribers and nonsubscribers of the Adventist Review, as well as their feedback concerning the publication.

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    A Survey of the Attitudes of Michigan Conference Members Toward Camp Meeting and the Grand Ledge Campgrounds Tertiary
    This report describes a research study conducted by the Institute of Church Ministry for the Michigan Conference. Its purpose was to study the options and make recommendations about Michigan Conference's campground Grand Ledge, which was found quite expensive....

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    ADRA Community Services Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of Adventist Disaster Relief Agency to assess public awareness of various initiatives and services offered by the organization. Over 400 participants from the general public answered questions...

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    Adventist Attitudes on Christian Education Tertiary
    This PowerPoint examines the results of a survey conducted on behalf of the North American Division to assess member attitudes, perceptions and interaction with the Adventist educational system. Using pervious research studies, a consensus showed that education...

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    Adventist Community Services Strategic Planning Study Tertiary
    This PowerPoint distills the results of survey conducted to analyze the full scope of Adventist Community Services. Participation from 67 church leaders was gathered.

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    Adventist Review Drop Add Survey Tertiary
    This survey reports gives information about subscription rates for the Adventist Review Magazine. There were 556 interviews conducted, and this report highlights the results of that survey.

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    Adventist Review Marketing Taskforce Final Report Tertiary
    This report examines the results of study determining the objective goals and strategic niche the Adventist Review occupies. Its objectives, marketing direction and vision are some components highlighted in this report.

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    An Evaluation of the Dissertation Adventism in Crisis : Gender and Sectarian Change in Seventh-day Adventism Tertiary
    This is an evaluation of the dissertation "Adventism in Crisis: Gender and Sectarian Change in Seventh-day Adventism" by Laura Vance. The evaluation is written by Roger Dudley. Dudley discusses the relevance of the research to the field, as well...

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    An Evaluation of the Master of Divinity Program by Graduates of 1988 and 1993 Tertiary
    Graduates of the Master of Divinity program at Andrews University from 1988 and 1993 responded to a survey that would evaluate the program based on their experiences in ministry after graduation. This paper reports the findings from 99 returned surveys.

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    An Evaluation of the Master of Divinity Program by Graduates of 1989 and 1994 Tertiary
    Graduates of the Master of Divinity program at Andrews University from 1989 and 1994 responded to a survey that would evaluate the program based on their experiences in ministry after graduation. This paper reports the findings from 74 returned surveys.

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    An Investigation into the Reach and Influence of Media in the World Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This study was commissioned by the Strategic Planning Committee of the General Conference in partnership with the Office of Assessment and Program Effectiveness, to conduct a survey of media directors and users to determine the present statues of the various...

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    Attitudes of Northwest Adventist about The Gleaner Tertiary
    This study explores the attitudes and self-reported behavior of Seventh-day Adventist Church members in the northwest toward The Gleaner- the official periodical of the North Pacific Union Conference of SDA. The survey asked questions centered on the reader's...

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    Attitudes toward Blue Mountain Academy in the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This report describes the findings of a survey of the Blue Mountain Academy constituency regarding its attitudes toward the Academy. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the constituency's feelings about the school.

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    Attitudes toward CUC Tertiary
    This survey report was conducted by the Center for Creative Ministry on behalf of the Columbia Union Conference. There were 1,404 people randomly sampled in Adventist congregations in February 2000. This gives a report based on that sampling, of various attitudes...

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    Bermuda Institute Survey of Parents Tertiary
    This PowerPoint presentation examines the results of survey of Bermudan Parents. A number of factors including religious background and age were used to assess the make up of families in the Bermuda Conference.

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    Business Research Report on an Accounting Software Satisfaction Survey within the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This report is based on a survey conducted in November 1994 measuring the accounting software satisfaction of Conference and Union treasurers within the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The different conferences throughout the North...

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    Celebration Tertiary
    This study was conducted using Celebration magazine subscribers as the sample. The study examined how subscribers use the magazine, what they find most useful, and also their opinions about the content of the magazine and a possible change in the name among...

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    Cohutta Springs Adventist Center Report Tertiary
    This is a report from the Institute of Church Ministry concerning a survey of selected members of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists regarding their perceptions of the mission of Cohutta Springs Adventist Center. The report aims to...

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    Communicating with Church Members The Union Paper & the Internet Tertiary
    This PowerPoint presentation examines the results from a survey used to gage congregational support of the Columbia Union Paper and its online material. The paper can be used as a resource for marketing specific campaigns.

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    Comparing Member & Leader Assessments of Adventist World Tertiary
    This paper reports surveys comparing member and leader assessment of Adventist World magazine. Questionnaires were used to collect the data.

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    Counsel for Adventist Health Systems Tertiary
    This paper deals with the practice of consolidation and seeks to find the inspired counsel that will help to guide decision-making on the issue within the Seventh-day Adventist Church with regard to its health systems.

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    Data Analysis of Survey Questionnaire for In Pursuit of Excellence Tertiary
    This paper reports data from a survey questionnaire for "In Pursuit of Excellence".

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    Effectiveness in Pastoral Ministry as a Function of the Master of Divinity Degree Tertiary
    This paper reports a study that addresses the question: Are Seventh-day Adventist ministers who are graduates of the master of divinity program at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary more effective pastors than those who are not? This study involved...

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    Executive Summary Survey of Forest Lake Academy Constituents Tertiary
    This paper reports a survey of Forest Lake Academy Constituents. Focus group and questionnaire were commissioned in order to better understand the opinions and perceptions of the constituents.

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    Familiarity with Trust Services In the North American Division of the Seventh - Day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This research paper examined the potential correlations between three selected programs in graduate theological education that offer increased emphasis on leadership development and leadership formation amongst their graduates in pastoral ministry. Research...

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    Financial Concerns of Employees of the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Tertiary
    This study was commissioned by the Florida conference to ascertain the needs of its employees. Due to financial difficulties the Conference was not able to pay the full cost of living assistance that the policy allowed. Employees of the conference were surveyed...

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    Finding Time to Write Tertiary
    This article chronicles Roger Dudley's writing regime, including frustrations and periods of writing success.

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    Gods Schools : Our Hope Tertiary
    This article is focused on Adventist education.

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    Hope Channel Church Leader Survey Tertiary
    This paper reports a Hope Channel church leader survey from 2014. An online questionnaire was used to collect the data. It provides information about awareness of Hope Channel services, when it is viewed etc.

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    Hope Channel Overview Survey Report Tertiary
    Hope Channel Overview Survey Report combines data from three different surveys conducted for the Office of Archives, Statistics and Research of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists by the Center for Creative Ministry. It provides an overview of...

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    Hope Channel Survey of Media Center Staff Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of media center staff of Hope Channel. A questionnaire was used for data collection.

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    Implications for Adventist Christian Education Found in a Review of Existing Survey Data of the Institute of Church Ministry Tertiary
    The paper uses data from two previously conducted surveys to address questions about the relevance of Seventh-day Adventist Education. The data was used to examine factors such as spiritual life, witnessing, attitudes towards the church, and effectiveness...

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    Issues : The Seventh-day Adventist Church & Certain Private Organizations Tertiary
    The author of this article puts forth the argument that private organizations that fall under the umbrella of the Seventh-day Adventist church, but which operate outside the church structure, may be posing a danger to the church because of their dissenting...

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    Leadership Survey Report for Adventist Review Tertiary
    This survey report of administrators and department directors employed by the SDA Church around the world was conducted in the fall of 2012 to gather input regarding the Adventist Review primary version in English published at the General Conference headquarters....

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    Leadership Survey Report for Adventist Review Portuguese & Spanish Editions Tertiary
    This survey report of administrators and department directors employed by the SDA Church in the South American Division was conducted in the fall of 2012 to gather input regarding the Adventist Review magazine. There were 538 participants in this survey.

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    Leadership Survey Report for Adventist Review Russian Edition Tertiary
    This survey report of administrators and department directors employed by the SDA Church in the Euro-Asia Division was conducted in the fall of 2012 to gather input regarding the Adventist World magazine and the Adventist Review magazine. There were 19 participants...

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    Liberty Magazine Marketing Report Tertiary
    This paper presents Liberty magazine marketing report. A team of marketing specialists was asked to evaluate the current status of the Liberty magazine promotional campaign and the annual Religious Liberty Offering. This report represents the collective recommendations...

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    Local Church Usage and Evaluation of Satellite linked Events -3
    This paper reports the results of telephone interviews conducted with the pastor or another local leader of the participating churches. The interviews asked for information about which specific events the congregation participated in either during the live...

  • Adventist Resource
    Margin Mission or Both ? The Viability of Selected Periodicals Under Consideration for Publication by the NAD Office and Pacific Press Tertiary
    This report focuses on the juxtaposition of the two big concerns, margin and mission. The publishing houses have responsibility for insuring margin as each periodical pursues mission. The administration and ministries of the Church, we feel, have the obligation...

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    Means and Ends of the Andrews University Leadership Program: a Study of its Critical Components and Outcomes as They Relate to the Mission Statement Tertiary
    Problem . The history of education shows tensions between its means and ends. Tensions became more apparent in contemporary Christian educational institutions. The Leadership Program (LP) of Andrews University was developed as an alternative and innovative...

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    Mid America Union Adventist Review Survey Tertiary
    This paper reports Mid-America Union Adventist Review survey. Its purpose was to determine the effectiveness of the program of sponsoring an Adventist Review for every Seventh-day Adventist Home. A questionnaire was used for collecting the data.

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    Primary Treasure and Our Little Friend Readership Survey Tertiary
    This paper reports a readership survey of My Little Friend and Primary Treasure in 1989. Its purpose was to find out if these two periodicals were meeting the needs of their readership. Data were collected through a questionnaire.

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    Repeat Attendance Among ABC Sunday Sale Customers in Eastern Canada Tertiary
    The purpose of this study was to measure the likelihood that customers who attend annual camp meeting into Ontario called ABC Sunday in sale will return the next year. Data was collected through a questionnaire containing questions focused on attendance from...

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    Report Comparing Member and Leader Surveys for Adventists World Tertiary
    This report compares member and leader surveys for the Adventist World publication. There were 986 administrators and department heads employed by the SDA church and 1,414 church members from around the world who responded to an online survey. The survey asked...

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    Report of Self - Evaluation of the Allegheny West Conference Executive Committee Tertiary
    This paper lays out a report of Self-Evaluation of the Allegheny West Conference Executive Committee. Data were collected through questionnaires.

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    Seminary Lifestyle Inventory Report Tertiary
    This paper reports seminary lifestyle inventory that was created in order to find out seminary students' financial situation, their relationship with God and family, influence of his seminary life on their relationship with God, influence on their relationship...

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    Signs of the Times Product Review Tertiary
    This paper reports a review of the production of the missionary magazine Signs of the Times.

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    Student Attitude & Opinions At Florida Hospital College of Health Science Tertiary
    This paper reports a study of student attitudes and opinions at Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. A profile of the student body has been created to assist in planning for marketing, recruitment and student services. It is based on data from a questionnaire.

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    Survey of Constituent Members of Andrews University Tertiary
    This survey report gives information based on Surveys conducted by the Constitution and Bylaws Committee in January 2007. There were 100 constituent members of Andrews University randomly sampled and asked participants about their knowledge of the Andrews...

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    Survey of Viewers Hope Channel Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of viewers of Hope Channel. An online survey was used for data collection in 2014. It is focused on experience with the Hope Channel.

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    Survey of Viewers Hope Channel in Brazil Tertiary
    This presentation lays out a survey of viewers of Hope Channel in Brazil. An online survey was used for data collection in 2014. It is focused on experience with the Hope Channel.

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    Talking and Listening Tertiary
    This paper presents an assessment for diversity at Loma Linda University. Its purpose was to find student views, strategies for change, and recommendations. It addresses policies, programs, practices, attitudes and expectations as areas, which can profoundly...

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    Telephone Survey of Cradle Roll Program Helps Users and Non Users Tertiary
    This paper reports a telephone survey of the Cradle Roll leaders or teachers. Its purpose was to gather information that would allow it to improve the publication according to the desire of the users. Two questionnaires and phone interviews were conducted...

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    The Challenges of a World - Wide Web - Based Research Study Tertiary
    This paper chronicles the challenges which many researchers encounter when conducting a global study. Challenges include survey designing the research, constructing the questionnaire, collecting the lists of pastors from the conferences, translating the questionnaires,...

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    The Development and Use of Inventories by Faculty Members at Andrews University Tertiary
    This article expounds on four inventories developed by faculty at Andrews University. The inventories were developed in an attempt to reconcile the disciplines of religion and social science in the area of research, and to integrate the insights gained from...

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    The Future of PACS Tertiary
    This report presents key information shared during one-day meeting with PACS (Portland Adventist Community Services) and recommendations for the next steps in the development of a strategic plan for PACS.

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    The Potential Market for an Adventist TV Channel Tertiary
    This paper reports a study with purpose to explore the potential market for an Adventist television channel utilizing the new, digital television services available. The information is based on telephone interviews completed in the North American Division.

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    The Role of Adventist Hospitals in Shaping Public Opinion About the Seventh-day Adventist Church Tertiary
    This paper examines the results of a study, which was commissioned to determine awareness of Seventh-day Adventists in six communities- three with Adventist hospitals and three comparable communities without Adventist hospitals.

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    The Seventh - day Adventist Church : An Analysis of Strengths , Weaknesses , Opportunities , and Threats ( SWOT ) Tertiary
    This paper examined the results of a SWOT analysis conducted on behalf of the Strategic Planning Commission of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. 294 returned surveys were used to reveal the state of the church from the vantage point of the top...

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    The Seventh-day Adventist Church : An Analysis of Strengths , Weaknesses , Opportunities , and Threats ( SWOT ) Tertiary
    This paper examined the results of a SWOT analysis conducted on behalf of the Strategic Planning Commission of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. A 51-item survey was developed and categorized under various topics affecting churches such as "Organizational/Leadership...

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    Visitor Readership Study Tertiary
    This paper reports Visitor readership study. A total of 400 surveys were mailed to Visitor subscribers, 95 usable responses were returned.