Spiritual and Social Trends and Patterns in the Christian Reformed Church in North America

Spiritual and Social Trends and Patterns in the Christian Reformed Church in North America

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  • Author(s):
    • Rodger Rice
    • Neil Carlson
    • Thomas Sherwood
    • Traci Montgomery
    • Melissa Lubbers
    • Daniel Molling
    • Michael Kelly
  • Published: June 1, 2013
  • Publisher: Calvin College Center for Social Research
  • Page count: 67
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Spiritual and Social Trends and Patterns in the Christian Reformed Church in North America

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA or just CRC) is a bi-national body of believers with almost 1,100 congregations and almost 300,000 participating believers in the United States and Canada. The church’s headquarters are found in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the denomination has an unusually influential array of agencies and institutions. More information is available at crcna.org.

The 2012 CRCNA Congregant Survey (publicly labeled the “2012 CRC Survey,” given the timing) sought data from individuals at 233 randomly-selected Christian Reformed churches during the period from August 2012 to January 2013. The survey’s stated purpose was “To help leaders at all levels of the CRC to understand trends and patterns in the composition of the church and the beliefs and practices of the
people.”

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Rice, Rodger, Neil Carlson, Thomas Sherwood, Traci Montgomery, Melissa Lubbers, Daniel Molling, Michael Kelly. 2013. "Spiritual and Social Trends and Patterns in the Christian Reformed Church in North America: A report on the 2012 Christian Reformed Church Survey, sixth in a quinquennial series beginning in 1987." Research report. Calvin College Center for Social Research, Grand Rapids MI.

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