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Click below for the answer to any of the following questions or read the complete text below. Download and print a copy of the Ministry Area Profile first to use as a reference. Or, click any of the pages to the right to view a larger image.
1 What are some ways other churches
have used the Ministry Area Profile?
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2 How can we justify this purchase
to others?
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3 Where does the information come
from — can we rely on it?
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4 How should we select
appropriate InfoMaps?
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5 How long does it take to receive
our Ministry Area Profile?
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What are some ways other churches
have used the Ministry Area Profile?
When you’re ready to do any planning for ministry, a Ministry Area Profile is a great place to start. Here are some specific ways that churches have used it:
1) Educating new pastor or pastoral staff
on the area;
2) Making decisions about hiring new pastoral staff;
3) Focusing evangelism efforts and strategizing outreach programs;
4) Targeting neighborhoods for different age
group ministries;
5) Identifying needs to address in support groups, or cell group ministries;
6) Developing sermons, teaching and programs that are relevant to the needs of people in the area;
7) Confirming or changing many of the costly decisions that have to be made with a building program;
8) Making long-range decisions about the church’s place in a changing community;
9) Choosing a new building site; and,
10) In support of a fund-raising campaign.
How can we justify this
purchase to others?
The ultimate value of the Ministry Area Profile goes way beyond the pages of this dyanamic, user-friendly demographic presentation. The primary reason for the existence of the Ministry Area Profile in the church, and the reason for its success thousands of times over, is that it stimulates and informs an adjustment in the direction of ministry. First, it confronts and engages you with who the people outside the doors of your church really are. It’s a catalyst for a new sense of mission to the community. Secondly, it helps you "tune" your ministry closer to the needs of these people. We are so confident that you’ll discover the value in the Ministry Area Profile that we offer an unprecedented 30-Day Money Back Guarantee.
Where does the information come
from — can we rely on it?
Percept has carefully selected and developed data sources with the highest reputation for reliability and accuracy. The information in your Ministry Area Profile originates from several sources: The U.S. Census Bureau, Claritas, Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates (WEFA), and Percept's own Ethos data base. Claritas is the leading demographic supplier in the country. They combine accurate GEOGRAPHIC data with CENSUS data and UPDATE data from WEFA, to provide an integrated demographic profile of any area in the U.S., from block level to national. Ethos data originates from the largest survey data base of religious attitudes and behaviors in the United States, exclusive to Percept, and only available in Percept information products.
How should we select
appropriate InfoMaps?
You should select InfoMap themes that relate to specific groups of people that you want to "pinpoint", or locate, within your total ministry area. In other words, the InfoMaps can show you locations within your area where there are concentrations of particular people. For instance, if you order the African-American InfoMap (#2), it will show you where within your area the highest levels of African-American households are. The InfoMap Menu offers 135 additional themes. If you would prefer not to make any specific selections, simply leave the InfoMap section on the Order Form blank. We will include a set of InfoMaps that give you a good introduction and overview of your ministry area. You may choose to order additional InfoMaps after you receive your Profile.
How long does it take for us to
receive our MinistryArea Profile?
It used to take 2 weeks to receive a Ministry Area Profile, from the time we received payment to the time shipment of printed and bound document was received. Now, the new, all-digital Ministry Area Profile takes only minutes to order and produce. You'll receive an email with links to download your custom report within minutes, while you wait!
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