Research - Connecting Church and Community

Mobilizing and Motivating People for Ministry

The Clergy Into Action Study found that recently ordained clergy mostly rely on themselves to motivate and mobilize people for ministry, through personal example, conversations, and preaching.


Getting To Know You: How Well Do Clergy Know the Gifts and Strengths of Others?

We asked recently ordained pastors and priests how much they know about the assets, strengths, capacities, and gifts of people within their congregations and out in the wider community.


How Do Your Churches Give?

We asked ordained ministers how deeply their churches were involved in different types of public outreach, from collecting donations and active volunteering to advocacy and community action.