The Power of Maps

Are you into maps? There are two great websites that allow you to view and generate maps about various demographic statistics for the United Church of Christ, as well as other denominations and faith traditions. The GIS Maps page of The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) website gives you the ability to generate a…

Are Newer Congregations More Vital?

Last month, we published the Fall 2013 UCC Statistical Profile, which offers a general overview of the state of the denomination through congregational, ministerial, and financial perspectives. This was the first report of its kind to be published in a decade! When analyzing data on UCC congregations, we discovered some interesting differences between newer and…