Organic Church

One of the changes helping broaden, deepen, and expand American spirituality is the rise of new expressions of faith and spirituality, such as the cyberchurch and house churches (often referred to as “organic” churches). This section of the Barna website illuminates these new dimensions of spirituality and helps you make sense of the trends. Check out our latest research and resources on the dynamics of organic churches.

How Many People Really Attend a House Church? Barna Study Finds It Depends on the Definition

altAugust 31, 2009 – Numerous shifts are occurring among church-goers in the U.S. as they choose from many new forms and formats of the local church.

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Americans Embrace Various Alternatives to a Conventional Church Experience as Being Fully Biblical

altFebruary 18, 2008 – 2008 promises to be a year of significant change for Americans. The presidential election has already introduced significant transitions into the political process and conversation.

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House Churches Are More Satisfying to Attenders Than Are Conventional Churches

altJanuary 8, 2007 – With the growth of house churches across the country, a new study by The Barna Group sheds light on how these independent, non-denominational churches operate.

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House Church Involvement Is Growing

altJune 19, 2006 – Americans are increasingly designing their lifestyles in ways that meet their needs more efficiently. This is true even in the spiritual realm, as evidenced by the rapid growth of participation in house churches across the nation.

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