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Title: Source: Yearbook of Canadian and American Churches


1
Source Yearbook of Canadian and American
Churches Prepared by the Department for Research
and Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
2
Source Annual Congregational Reports, ELCA and
Predecessors Prepared by the Department for
Research and Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
3
Source Annual Congregational Reports, ELCA and
Predecessors Prepared by the Department for
Research and Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
4
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
5
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
6
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
7
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
8
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
9
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
10
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
11
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
12
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
13
SBC Southern Baptist Convention ELCA
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
14
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
15
Source Annual Congregational Reports,
ELCA Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
16
Source Roster, ELCA Prepared by the Department
for Research and Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
17
(No Transcript)
18
Source Roster, ELCA Prepared by the Department
for Research and Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
19
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
20
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
21
Views of the Bible Within Selected Denominations
for Lay Members and Clergy
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
22
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
23
Selected Beliefs Among Worship Attenders in the
ELCA
? Seventy-five percent favor teaching creation
along with evolution in the public schools, but
30 percent favor teaching creation instead of
evolution. ? The vast majority (81) believe
that abortion should be legal when a womans life
is in danger, but 85 percent believe that
abortion should be illegal for women who simply
want to end a pregnancy. ? Thirty-two percent of
the respondents said that it is always wrong for
a man and woman to have sexual relations before
marriage. Fifteen percent said it is not wrong
at all. ? Nineteen percent agreed or strongly
agreed that homosexuals should have the right to
marry one another? Twenty-two percent were
unsure and 59 percent disagreed or strongly
disagreed. ? Twenty-eight percent agreed or
strongly agreed that gay partners living in a
committed relationship should be entitled to the
same rights and benefits as couples in
traditional marriages? Twenty-four percent were
unsure and 48 percent disagreed or strongly
disagreed. ? Twenty-three percent said
homosexuals should be allowed to be ordained as
ministers under any circumstances, 10 percent
said only if they are not sexually active, 41
said no and 26 percent said they were not sure.
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
24
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
25
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
26
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
27
Which Aspects of This Congregation Do You
Personally Value the Most?
60
ELCA
50
SBC
ELCA
ELCA
40
SBC
SBC
Percent of Attenders Checking Item
30
SBC
SBC
SBC
SBC
20
ELCA
ELCA
SBC
SBC
ELCA
ELCA
SBC
ELCA
ELCA
ELCA
10
ELCA
SBC
0
Holy
Traditional
Preaching
Ministry for
Contemporary
Care for One
Social
Bible Study or
Reaching the
Prayer
Openness to
Communion
Style of
Children or
Style of
Another
Activities
Prayer Groups
Unchurched
Ministry
Social
Worship or
Youth
Worship or
Diversity
Music
Music
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
28
Profile of First-Time Visitors
70
ELCA
SBC
ELCA
SBC
SBC
60
ELCA
ELCA
SBC
50
40
SBC
Percent with Characteristic
ELCA
30
20
SBC
ELCA
10
0
Married
Women
Employed Full or
25 to 44 Years of Age
Attending Elsewhere
Never Regularly
Part-Time
Recently
Attended Anywhere
Source U.S. Congregational Life Survey,
2001 Prepared by the Department for Research and
Evaluation, ELCA, August, 2004
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