Cynthia Woolever is a researcher with the U.S. Congregational Life Survey and has 29 years of experience working with congregations. She is a co-author of 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 (2nd Edition).

Learn about the many tools and resources available to congregations interested in developing a better understanding of their worshipers and their communities. These free, easyto- use tools are helpful during congregational transitions, when conducting a mission study or seeking a new pastor, or when developing or revising your congregation’s strategic plan.