The State of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America
By J. Russell Crabtree
This book represents our findings from 287 congregations with 40,000 responses from the members of those congregations. It also includes every size, from smaller churches with under 100 in worship attendance to churches with over 1,000 persons in worship. While mega- churches and family sized churches possess significantly different characteristics, they share this fact in common: member experience matters.
Because the Presbyterian Church is a denominational system, this book includes an assessment of the relationship between local church members and their presbytery. It will also explore those perspectives, experiences, and aspirations using a separate instrument called Landscape™. This is one of the larger studies of its kind in the PCUSA, and perhaps unique in its scope which encompasses both local congregations and presbyteries. This includes 13 different presbyteries with over 3,000 leaders reflecting on the work of their presbytery.