Social Work Faculty Publications
A Faith Practices Scale for the Church
Family and Community Ministries
Recent studies demonstrate an overlapping relationship between faith practices of individuals, family functioning, and the corporate faith of congregations This study reports on the psychometric properties of the Christian Faith Practices Scale (CFPS), which was created to empirically measure Dykstrasfaith behaviors or "practices " Analysis of a krge purposive sample (N=7,403) indicates initial evidence of reliability and validity for the instrument We conclude that the CFPS is a useful tool for empowering faith practices through practical measurement and offer specific recommendations for using the scale with congregations, small groups, and family meetings
Tests, measurement, religion, research, church work, family life, Christian, interpersonal relations
Sherr, Michael E.; Stamey, James D.; and Garland, Diana, "A Faith Practices Scale for the Church" (2009). Social Work Faculty Publications. 43.