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Which is yours?

Kenn Inskeep, director of the ELCA Department for Research and Evaluation, describes four types of ELCA congregations.

1. Large, suburban, program-oriented congregations.

2. Smaller congregations that are also growing but are much more faith-based
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3. The majority are in the third group--old-time Lutheran congregations all over the country.


4. The fourth kind isn't doing well; they're losing members and are unhappy.



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