A Comparison of Rural Churches and Ministers in Missouri Over a 15 Year Period, Volumes 994-1003
University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station, 1973 - Clergy - 26 pages
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MINISTERS OF RURAL CHURCHES
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1967 by church-type activities Additions Agricultural Experiment Station Bible school Bootheel chi-square test church and sect-type Church in Rural church-type and sect-type church-type congregations church-type groups church-type ministers churches in Missouri classiﬁed closing Commercial Agricultural Area congregations providing deﬁnition Disciples of Christ DVBS Experiment Station Research extra-local causes ﬁgures ﬁnancial ﬁnding ﬁve gain or loss gregations Grounded Theory Hassinger hypothesis of urbanization income inﬂuences interperiod interviews Kenneth Benson larger society losses in religious mergers Missouri Agricultural Experiment Number in 1952 number of churches organizational complexity organizational set Ozark Area percent level percent percent percent Percentage net gain program and organization reﬂect regular minister religious groups reported rural churches rural ministers Rural Sociology sample area sect-type churches sect-type congregations sect-type groups sect-type ministers secular occupation social areas Southern Baptist Southern Baptist Convention speciﬁc Station Research Bulletin statistically signiﬁcant suborganizations substantial Sunday school survey survival Table tion worship services