Learning the demographics of the community surrounding your church is vital to identifying local needs. It can be the first step of learning how your ministry can better support its community.
In the picture above, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Missouri District Vice President Casey Carlson shared demographic information with Pastor Dave Meggers last month at Concordia Lutheran Church-Kirkwood. Having recently relocated to St. Louis, Concordia has become the Carlson family's home congregation.
Understanding and meeting the spiritual and educational needs of your community so you can reach them directly with your message is critical to your ministry plan. LCEF’s online demographics tool is designed to help you achieve this understanding.
As you consider new mission opportunities, demographic data is an essential part of planning for growth, developing effective missions and ministry, planting new churches and reaching more people.
The data can also help established ministries monitor changes in their communities and share their stories with those around them. Learn more at lcef.org or call 800-843-5233.