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Studying Congregations

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This handbook for seminarians and clergy professionals places the congregation itself, rather than individual scholarly disciplines, at the center of congregational analysis. Using a comprehensive systems approach to congregations, this volume enables readers to analyze the ministries, stories, and processes that are at work in congregations. It provides techniques for stu ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Abingdon Press
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Andy Hickman
Resourceful book.

“One of your first tasks in understanding the culture of your congregation is to take an inventory of the important pieces of the outside culture your members share. … information … that includes questions about education, occupation, ethnicity, and residence, for instance.” Ammerman, Culture, 80.

Nancy T. Ammerman, “Culture and Identity in the Congregation,” in Studying Congregations, eds, Nancy T. Ammerman, Jackson W. Carroll, etc (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1998).
you have to like sociological research to really get into this book - it tends to be dry - but it has some good insights to help pastors understand the dynamics of congregational life, which of course is different with each individual congregation.
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