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Church and Denominational Growth 
What does (and does not) cause growth 
or decline

Edited by David A. Roozen and
C. Kirk Hadaway

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Chapter One:  Denominations Grow as Individuals Join Congregations
David A. Roozen

Denominational Growth and Decline
C. Kirk Hadaway and David A. Roozen

Chapter Two:  New Church Development and Denominational Growth (1950 - 1998):  Symptom or Cause?
C. Kirk Hadaway and David A. Roozen

Chapter Three:  Strategies for Evangelism and Growth in Three Denominations (1965 - 1990)
Bruce A. Greer

Chapter Four:  Growth and Decline in an Inclusive Denomination:  The ABC Experience
Norman M. Green and Paul W. Light

The Growth and Decline of Congregations
C. Kirk Hadaway and David A. Roozen

Chapter Five:  A Short History of Church Growth Research
Kenneth W. Inskeep

Chapter Six:  Do Church Growth Consultations Really Work?
C. Kirk Hadaway

Chapter Seven:  The Effect of a Church Growth Strategy on United Church of Christ Congregations
Marjorie H. Royle

Chapter Eight:  Is Evangelistic Activity Related to Church Growth?
C. Kirk Hadaway

Chapter Nine:  Growth or Decline in Presbyterian Congregations
Wayne L. Thomson, Jackson W. Carroll, and Dean R. Hoge 

Chapter Ten:  Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana Among Five Mainline Denominations
Daniel V.A. Olson

Chapter Eleven:  Belief Style, Congregational Climate and Program Quality
Michael J. Donahue and Peter L. Benson

Individuals and Church Choice

David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway

Chapter Twelve:  From Church Tradition to Consumer Choice:  The Gallup Surveys of the Unchurched American
Penny Long Marler and David A. Roozen

Chapter Thirteen:  Religion in the Canadian 1990's:  The Paradox of Poverty and Potential
Reginald W. Bibby

Chapter Fourteen:  Baby Boomers and the Return to the Churches
Wade Clark Roof and Sr. Mary Johnson

Chapter Fifteen:  Churched and Unchurched Black Americans 
Hart M. Nelsen and Conrad L. Kanagy

Chapter Sixteen:  Participation and Commitment Among American Catholic Parishoners
Michael R. Welch

Chapter Seventeen Church  Growth in North America:  The Character  of a Religious Marketplace
C. Kirk Hadaway







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