Denominational researchers must focus on their unique role in relation to the role of other researchers. Our future as competent and effective researchers is dependent on our ability to keep up with the technology available to us. We must develop and maintain networks among researchers to avoid duplication of effort and create adequate sharing of what we know. We must also find ways to include the most difficult research subjects in our efforts. Moreover, if our calling is to have any meaning we must have the kinds of relationships and influence with decision makers that the information we have will find its way into the decisions affecting how we do church research as a denomination.
McSwain, L. L. (1992). The Future of Denominational Research: Souther Baptist Research Fellowship. Journal of the American Society for Church Growth, 3(1), 19-25. Retrieved from https://place.asburyseminary.edu/jascg/vol3/iss1/4