Congregations

Most Recently Published

Authors Dori Baker, first row, second from right, and Tobin Belzer, top row, far right, with the young adults trained as "holy listeners" who interviewed their peers as part of an initiative to attract young adults to church. Photo courtesy of Dori Baker

Dori Baker and Tobin Belzer: Holy listening helps connect young adults

Sharing stories -- and listening deeply to one another -- is at the heart of a new research initiative that seeks to help churches launch ministries to attract young adults.

Redeemer Lutheran's annual block party is one of the many ways the church reaches out to the Harrison neighborhood in North Minneapolis. Photos courtesy of Redeemer Lutheran Church

Church finds new life, focusing on 'congregation' outside its walls

Viewing the congregation as more than the Sunday faithful, Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis has been ‘a beacon of hope’ for nearby residents, with its focus on service to the neighborhood.

Latino Protestants are an increasingly visible presence in our nation’s religious life. Who is this vital new religious bloc? iStock / Abalcazar

Gerardo Marti and Mark T. Mulder: More than a fiesta -- variety and diversity among Latino Protestants in the U.S.

Latino Protestants in the U.S. -- like Latinos in general -- are an extraordinarily diverse, complex and multifaceted group, two sociologists say. A failure to understand this rich complexity can lead to troubling stereotyping.

Pages