Observing Congregations: A Guide for First Visits (and Beyond)
By Nancy Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Boston University

Professor Ammermanís guide reviews the steps involved in observing a congregation or religious group. The guide offers helpful tips on preparing, conducting and taking notes on your visits.

Congregational Map

If you want to see the location of churches in your area, enter your zip code below and zoom into your neighborhood of interest.

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Congregational Report

Or, for a summary report on all of the congregations in your entire county, enter your zip code here.

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Further Resources

For more information on religious groups in America you can also explore the ARDA's American Denominations or the ARDAís YouTube channel.

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