Are Adventists Happy and Grateful People?

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Blog Post

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The apostle Paul told us to rejoice always, in good times and difficult circumstances. Are we taking these words to heart? If so, does that make us happier and more grateful people? The Global Church Member Survey 2017–18 (2017–18 GCMS) asked multiple questions that assessed not only members’ emotional state (i.e., happiness) - but also their levels of gratitude. Let us explore some research findings on this topic.

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Institute of Church Ministry/Office of Archives, Statistics, and Research Blog

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World Mission