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Beliefs and Inter-Church Relations, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the fourth of the four surveys and focuses on the beliefs and inter-church relations within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Combined Panel Surveys of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the combination of the four surveys from the LCMS studies done in 1987.

Congregational Ministry, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the third of the four surveys and focuses on aspects of congregational ministry, including pastor and member responsibilities.

Families and the Church, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, 1987
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the second of the four surveys and focuses on families and the Church.

Ministries By and To Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Men and Women, 1987
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod conducted a series of surveys from a single panel of respondents. The four surveys were designed to determine members' positions on a variety of issues, including theological beliefs, the role of families in the Church, the life of congregations' members and pastors responsibilities, and the effectiveness and breadth of ministries within the Church. This is the first of the four surveys and focuses on the effectiveness and breadth of adult ministries in the Church.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Attenders
Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation’s facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America.” (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why. U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) random sample Attenders only. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Congregational profile for ELCA congregations and a Leader survey of ELCA leaders.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Leaders
“Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey-—making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation’s facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America.” (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why. U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Leaders from the random sample of ELCA congregations.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Profile
"Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey-—making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation’s facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America.” (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who’s Going Where and Why. U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Profile contains data from the Congregational Profile for ELCA congregations. The Congregational Life Survey also has an Attender survey of all ELCA worshipers and a Leader survey of ELCA leaders.