Little Rock congregations study unveiled

    Rebecca A. Glazier, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Public Affairs, said she felt “a spiritual dimension to this work” while conducting the survey among a 112 Little Rock clergy members representing Islamic, Mormon, Mainline Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Black Protestant religious traditions.

    LITTLE ROCK – Results of a new Little Rock Congregations Study was revealed April 11 during a Little Rock Religious Leaders Summit attended by 60 area clergy members, political leaders and the media.

    In sharing a summary of findings, researcher Rebecca A. Glazier, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Public Affairs, said she felt “a spiritual dimension to this work” while conducting the survey among a 112 Little Rock clergy representing Islamic, Mormon, Mainline Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Black Protestant religious traditions.Little Rock-area clergy post responses from group discussion during the Little Rock Religious Leaders Summit April 11.

    Forty-six percent of leaders responding to the survey said their congregation is growing, while 39 indicated their congregation was about the same and 10 percent said their congregation was declining, Glazier said.

    The average weekly average attendance of congregations responding to the survey was 29 percent fewer than 100; 22 percent 100-199; 25 percent 200-699, and 10 percent more than 700.

    Read the entire story in the April 25 print and digital edition of the Arkansas Baptist News. Subscribe to our print edition or our digital edition.

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