총회 앞으로 나아갈 길 전권위원회 중간 보고서 (2017년 6월 27일)
Leaders of new worshiping communities were asked questions about their community's worship practices, sustainability, and presbytery relations.
The interview reports are based on individual interviews with NWC leaders and participants. They help track the impact the 1001 initiative is having on lives and communities. This report, part of a 10-year longitudinal research project, tracks the progress of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative.
The Leaders Report is based on an annual survey of 1001 New Worshiping Community leaders. It provides the most in-depth research on the demographics of new worshiping communities. This report, part of a 10-year longitudinal research project, tracks the progress of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative.
New worshiping communities are bringing people to Christ by successfully reaching out to the unchurched (those who have never been religious), to the dechurched (those who used to be religious but have given up on church), and to individuals from other religions: About half of NWC participants were not churchgoers before participating in a NWC. In fact, for 12 percent of participants, the NWC is their first foray into any sort of religious gathering.
The objectives of this panel were to (1) identify how aware today’s Presbyterians are of the 1001 NWC initiative, (2) assess how engaged they are in the initiative, and (3) compare current panelists’ awareness of and involvement in the 1001 NWC initiative to panelists from 2014. (A similar survey was given to Presbyterian Panelists in the spring of 2014.) Specifically, we wanted to know the answers to three main questions:
The Presbytery Survey provides information about how mid councils support, encourage and hold accountable the new worshiping communities within their bounds. This report, part of a 10-year longitudinal research project, tracks the progress of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative.
By John C. Purdy
Men of the Church in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provides 11 New Testament Bible studies to aid congregations. Each study is inspired by a book of the Bible and includes seven sessions for open discussion.
The median presbytery has a membership of 10,081 persons. The average presbytery consists of 124 ministers, 62 churches, and 9 candidates. The ten presbyteries with the largest membership arranged in descending order.