A Conversation Focused on Significant Trends Impacting Post-Pandemic Congregation
While much of the world is experiencing significant transition, few places are as vulnerable to major shifts in engagement as faith communities. For years, we were seeing a decline in attendance within many congregations. Today, we see major shifts across the board - in attendance, giving, engagement, demographics, conflict, and change management to name a few.
Few people understand these trends as well as Dr. Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion and director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford International University. Dr. Thumma has published numerous research reports, website documents, articles, and chapters on religious life in addition to co-authoring three books on the changing religious landscape.
Scott is the PI for a Lilly Endowment Thriving in Ministry grant and a large 5-year grant to study the impact of the pandemic on churches. He co-leads the Faith Communities Today national research project and has conducted 7 national studies of megachurches and 3 national studies of nondenominational churches.
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Thumma as we explore what is happening to congregations, what the future might hold for the Progressive Faith movement and what YOU need to know as a leader traversing these interesting times.