Studying Congregations

— Abstract: Want to better understand your congregation or your community of faith? By examining a congregation’s ecology, culture, resources and process, we begin to understand its pattern and dynamics. — Reference(s): Janzen, Rich, Mark D. Chapman, and James W. Watson. 2012. Integrating Immigrants into the Life of Canadian Urban Christian Congregations: Findings from a

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Common Actions: Participatory Action Research as a Practice for Promoting Social Action among and between New Canadian Church Planters and Denominational Leaders

By Mark Chapman and James Watson — Abstract: The Greater Toronto Area remains the major immigrant destination centre in Canada. New Canadians are welcomed but not necessarily well integrated into the lives of churches. Our experience and research has shown that this lack of integration can extend to new Canadians who start churches yet are

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The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration

The Role of Churches in Immigrant Settlement and Integration is a national research project conducted across Canada by the Centre for Community Based Research (CCBR) in five cities (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Moncton and Halifax) and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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