Study your Congregation and Community
In order to know who you are, you need to examine where you are and where you have been.
Looking at the social and demographic characteristics of the local community sheds light on the people to which we hope to minister. Looking at trends in membership, average worship attendance, and financial giving sheds light on congregational strength and whether current patterns indicate growth, decline or stability.
By following the instructions below, you can display and print two charts and a community demographic profile. The two charts track membership, participation, and giving over the most recently available eleven years for your congregation and your diocese. These data are from annual Parochial Reports. The community demographic profile will give you a demographic overview of the area within a three-mile radius of your congregation’s physical location. (For guides to understanding the information provided in the profiles, please see Mosaic Descriptions). See your church and community profile here. Profiles of a larger area are available from the research office, diocesan and congregational ministries.
NOTE: The charts and profiles are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed, or if you have problems opening the chart, please click on the graphic to download it.