A nationwide study of local church excellence identified 25 Episcopal churches among the 300 outstanding Protestant congregations in the United States. The two-year Lilly Endowment-funded study was led by Paul Wilkes, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. “We looked for churches that nurtured the spirit, welcomed and yet challenged, both preached and — more importantly — live the good news,” Wilkes said. “These churches are simply wonderful places to be,” he added “They not only take care of their members and the newcomer, but reach out generously into the world.”
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