Deborah Bruce is manager of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey and works in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) research office. She co-authored Beyond the Ordinary: Ten Strengths of U.S. Congregations; Places of Promise: Finding Strength in Your Congregation’s Location; and A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations

Are the myths we believe about evangelism and church growth true or false? Results from the largest survey of worshipers ever conducted provide a unique look at what draws people to congregations and what growing churches are doing to a:ract newcomers. What can your congregation learn from these facts?