Are you a religious scholar who wants to know more about congregations and congregational life? You may have a background in theology or philosophy, but have interests in congregational life, practical theology, or social science and religion? Are you a graduate student who is working on a social science study and need support or advice? Check out our resources!

Are you interested in doing your own study? Check out our resources on the social scientific research method by exploring how to ask a good research question, discovering which research method to use, and different ways to think about your data.

We have a variety of other resources for religious scholars, including:

  • Ask the Expert – blog posts from experts in congregational studies, sociology of religion, and theology on a variety of topics like church size or multiculturalism
  • Reading Guide for Social Science Papers – Do you get bogged down in the details of a social science paper and want a faster way to get to the facts? Check out our how-to.
  • Bibliographic References – do you want to know where to find more information on a variety of topics regarding congregations and social life, but don’t know where to start? Check out expansive bibliographies on selected topics!
  • New Research Blog Posts: We have a category for blog posts specifically focused on new research. Check that out for the latest in new research on congregational studies and congregational life.
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