Thursday, January 11, 2024
New Report Finds Increasing Clergy Discontentment Driven by Congregational Conflict and Disconnection
A new report released Jan. 11 by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research finds that nearly half of Christian clergy have considered leaving their congregation and over half have considered leaving the ministry altogether.
Thursday, January 4, 2024
Black Churches Hit Hardest but Show Remarkable Resilience in Pandemic
The latest Hartford Institute for Religion Research study reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted majority Black, white, and multiracial congregations differently over the past three years.
Saturday, December 23, 2023
How Churches use Technology in a Post-Pandemic Reality
Similarities and Differences in Findings from the TIC and EPIC Research Projects By Heidi Campbell and Charissa Mikoski A pastor preaches while being filmed for viewers at home. The COVID-19 pandemic prompted many congregations to use technology in new ways. Some congregations who were onc
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
Report Offers Glimpse into Spiritually Vibrant though Fiscally Fragile Latino Churches
A new report, “Latino Congregations: Trends from the Faith Communities Today (FACT) and Exploring the Pandemic Impact on Congregations (EPIC) studies” shows Latino faith communities are a growing presence, even as they face challenges around leadership, finances, and sustainability.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Clergy Persevere Through Pandemic Fatigue, Explore Innovative Ways to Connect with Congregations
Although masks have stopped being enforced, and six feet of distance is now looking like a closer three, the effects of the 2020 pandemic are still underway, and congregational leaders are seeing the real effects of it.
Sunday, November 26, 2023
EPIC Webinar Series: From Surviving to Thriving, New Congregational Research for a New Year
Join Hartford Institute researchers in the New Year to better understand the challenges and possibilities for congregations and pastors to thrive! Each week we will offer a lunchtime webinar and Q&A period to explore the latest church research and insights for beginning the ministry year full of opt
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Pandemic Pushes Churches to Embrace Technology in Ministry
Rev. Nathan Russell still isn’t sure how, during the pandemic, his congregation in Elyria, Ohio picked up a 90-plus-year-old new member living in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay.
Monday, September 4, 2023
Report: Churches Rebounding After Pandemic, but Still Struggling in Some Areas
A comprehensive report on the state of the nation's churches reveals both positive signs of recovery and persistent challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Back to Normal? Churches Rebounding After Pandemic, but Still Struggling in Some Areas
A comprehensive report regarding the condition of the nation's churches presents a combination of positive signs of recovery and persistent challenges following the pandemic's impact. Hartford Institute’s fourth report examining how U.S. congregations are navigating the COVID-19 pandemi