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

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Christian Education and Youth Retention in the Seventh-day Adventist Church Findings from a 10-Year Longitudinal Study Tertiary-Lifelong
    This article shares findings from a ground-breaking study of Adventist youth and considers the educational implications for predicting the retention or drop-out factors in the Adventist church. It also addresses the differences between those who attend Adventist...

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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 Dropouts - Is There Any Hope? Tertiary
    This article analyzes church dropouts. It shares thoughts of Monte Sahlin, Paul Richardson, Julia Duin, etc.

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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 Membership Survey 2017 in Inter-European Division – An Overview of Family Religious Values and Beliefs Tertiary-Lifelong
    “The research study has aimed to identify the tendencies and progress of the church members in the main faith and community-related behaviors and attitudes of the European SDA members...The preliminary data analysis has provided a description of family...

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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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    Communicating with Church Members - The Union Paper and 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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    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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    Exploratory Study on Retention of Church Membership in Interamerican Division Tertiary
    Presented at at the Summit of Nurture and Retention, this presentation shares an exploratory study on retention of church membership in Inter-American Division. The Church-Members' Survey in the IAD was used.

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    Growing Up in Affiliation with a Religious Community: A Case Study of Seventh-day Adventist Youth in Finland Grade 9-Grade 12
    How does the religious affiliation of the family affect the growing up process of young people? Religious minority as a socialization context is a scarcely researched topic. However, as a case study setting for examining the experiences of growing up—and...

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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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    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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    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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    National Association of Seventh-day Adventist Dentists - NASDAD Tertiary-Lifelong
    A non-profit Christian organization composed of Seventh-day Adventist dentists, dental hygienists, and associated members who share a common vision to present Christ and His love to the world, whose purpose is to reflect Him in the pursuit of excellence in...

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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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    Nurture and Retention Summit 2013 - South Pacific Division Tertiary
    This presentation lays out the South Pacific Division's report at a summit on nurture and retention. It is focused on membership, reconnection with former and missing members, goals, and mission.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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 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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    Why Teenagers Reject Religion and What to do About It Grade 9-Lifelong
    The initial results of Roger Dudley's longitudinal study of over 1,500 Adventist youth on issues such as lifestyle choices, church attendance, and church standards.