Cool information for Pastors and church attendance

septsurveyWe wanted to know how many different or unique people come through the doors of PromiseLand San Marcos in a one month period, so we surveyed to find out.  We had a simple 1 question survey that we passed out each Sunday for 4 consecutive weeks and asked everyone to fill one out.  Each family was to fill out 1 survey and they only had to do it one time in the month.  We found out that 1033 people different people attended our church over a one month period.  We averaged 600 in attendance, and we averaged 40 guests per week.  So, on any given Sunday we have about 350 people (or 30%) not at church.  I am sure that we if continued the survey for another month, we would pick up an additional 5-10% of people that didn’t attend in September.

Out of our regular attenders, 36% are below 18yrs and 64% are over 18yrs.  If we broke our numbers down even further, I’m sure you would see our mean age is around 30.  This wasn’t that important for us because we have always been a predominately ‘young’ church and that trend hasn’t changed. This is great information in that it tells us what percentage of people are in and out, who follows directions (how to fill out survey), how long we must announce something before everyone will hear it…etc.

I would love for other pastors to try this out to see if your percentages are the same or different and how they compare to Central Texas church culture.

+robin

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About pastorrobin

Hello. I pastor PromiseLand Church in San Marcos, TX. I am married to Erica, and we have 3 kids: Kennady, Jude, and Avery. All little ones! Visit our church site at www.psmchurch.com

Posted on September 28, 2009, in Church Business. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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