I’ve been following the re-vamped Studying Congregations website for the past several months and wanted to share this fantastic resource with you. In short, the Congregational Studies Team is comprised of several well-established and respected researchers, writers, and thinkers who have been contributing to our understandings of congregational life throughout the past several decades. Many of them have written influential works that have shaped current knowledge and practice within congregations, including Bill McKinney, a contributor to our own blog.
The site includes an Ask An Expert section where leaders can submit a question for response on a future blog post and also review past questions and responses on topics such as young adults in church, the “spiritual but not religious,” and megachurches. One response that may be of particular interest to church leaders is Joyce Mercer’s recent commentary on dealing with church conflict. If you have not had the opportunity to check out this site and follow the Studying Congregations blog, take some time and add this to your must-do list.