Providence Presbytery has contracted with PERCEPT, INC. to provide free demographic information for our congregations. Percept is the leading religious demographic provider in the country. This is a web based information service and any congregation of Providence Presbytery can register up to 20 leaders to access information. Contact your pastor if you want to register for your congregation.
The following standard resources are available to congregations of Providence Presbytery at no charge:
iChange & iLeadType
These surveys assess ones response to change and characteristics of their leadership style. A discussion guide facilitates conversations around these topics.
A report that compares your program list to the likely church program preferences in your community.
What changes are projected to take place during the next 5 years? What are some faith facts I can learn about people in the area? This series answers these and other questions. A 10-Questions Workshop and Worksheet are provided.
A six page demographical report on your churchís ZIP Code area. A FirstView Workshop and Worksheet are provided.
A monthly 250 word summary highlighting the ministry of a church using Percepts resources in some way to assist them with the challenges of a changing world.
Ministry ideas taken from information provided by Perceptís nationwide household surveys. This can used with discussion groups, as bulletin inserts, or in newsletters.
Monthly reviews of books addressing issues critical to leadership in the church today.
Two custom resources are also available at a discounted charge:
Ministry Area Profile
A full demographic information package on any size and shape geographic area (radius, ZIP Code or polygon) that is prepared by Percept and shipped to you. You save $170.00.
A report which compares your community and congregation. It is accompanied with a mission planning process called ReVision. You save $400.00.
Dot Killian for more information.