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Community Research Assessment

In General, Describe Your Community

(Good Soil–Very Receptive, Rocky Soil—Often Receptive, Thorny Soil—Somewhat Receptive, or Hard Soil—Not Receptive)

 

Describe How Your Community Perceives Your Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is This Perception in Line with Your Expectations?

 

If No, How Can You Modify Community Perceptions?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classify Community Population Trends

(Rapid Growth, Steady Growth, Flat, or Declining)

 

How Does This Trend Impact the Church's Ministry?

 

 

 

 

 

Do Approximate Church & Community Median Ages Match?

 

 

 

If No, What Quick Ideas Can Bridge the Gap?

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Are the Fastest-Growing Community Age Categories?

(Preschoolers, Children, Students—Middle & High School, Young Adults (Ages 18-24), Median Adults (Ages 25-34), Meridian Adults (Ages 35-54), Senior Adults (Ages 55+)

 

Is Your Church Equipped to Reach These Age Groups?

 

Classify Your Overall Ministry to Families

(Highly Effective, Somewhat Effective, Rarely Effective or Not Effective)

 

Is Ministry to Community Divorced People Needed?

 

Do You Provide Ministry to Divorced People?

 

Is Ministry to Community Young Adults Needed?

 

Do You Provide Ministry to Young Adults?

 

Do Approximate Church & Community Education Levels Match?

 

If No, What Quick Ideas Can Bridge the Communication Gap?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Approximate Church & Community Income Levels Match?

 

If No, What Quick Ideas Can Bridge the Affinity Gap?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do Approximate Church & Community Occupational Profiles Match?

 

If No, What Quick Ideas Can Bridge the Occupational Gap?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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