The Lewis Center seeks to advance the knowledge and practice of church leadership with targeted research on issues that are vital to the church today. Our research seeks to discern the actionable strategic insights that can guide the church toward enhanced service, vitality, and growth.

Services for Conference Leaders

We offer a range of services and resources to assist bishops, cabinets, and other annual conference leaders respond constructively to the challenges of the church today. We offer data analysis that builds on the Center’s existing knowledge base pertaining to the critical subjects of congregational and denominational vitality and growth. Lewis Center Director Lovett H. Weems, Jr., can meet with your cabinet and others to discuss research findings and help you evaluate the actionable strategic insights necessary to guide the church toward the future.

Religious Workforce Project

The Lewis Center has launched a national study of the religious workforce in the United States. Funded with generous support from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Religious Workforce Project will study congregations to provide the most in-depth understanding of how they carry out their missions. The project will also compile the most comprehensive database on congregational economics and staffing.

Research Reports

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