Catherine Hoegeman

After two years of work, a team of researchers at Missouri State University and Drury University recently released a report titled “Springfield Area Congregations Study: Profile and Community Engagement” that explored the dimensions and community impact of congregations in Greene and Christian counties.

The study focuses on congregations as part of the nonprofit sector and their engagement in social services, volunteer activity and other forms of civic activity.

Springfield Congregations Study
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Officials with the Together Springfield initiative, a new, collective approach to community improvement, are gathering the resources needed to hire a director.

Cora Scott, the city’s public information officer, explains that the group of community leaders is currently fundraising to acquire the means to pay for the position.