Why should the church consider data, metrics, vital signs, information, big data…? Extremely large data sets that can be analyzed to reveal patterns, trends progress and associations especially relating to human behavior and interactions.
Church needs to be relevant with the gospel! | Attract | Get | Keep | Grow | Multiply |
Data management can solve the problematic link between church’s relevance and its decline in attendance. Insights from data dashboard gives you the power to be relevant. Research shows that only 15-20% of Nigerian Christians go to church, more people are believing church isn’t all important to them like before when Sunday was revered greatly, and 70% of millennials feel church is irrelevant.
Introduction: What is Data?
Data is a set of values of qualitative or quantitative variables. Qualitative properties are properties that are observed and can generally not be measured with a numerical result, whereas Qualitative properties have numerical results.
What is Church Data Management?
Church Data Management is the administrative process by which the required data of the church is acquired, validated, stored, protected, and processed, and by which its accessibility, reliability, and timeliness is ensured to satisfy the needs of the data users.
Common Misconceptions about Church Data Management
#1: “Data Management is not Biblical.”
#2: “We don’t need Data Management.”
#3: “Our Church is not ready for Data Management.”
#4: “There is no Return on Investment.”
#5: “Data Management is IT Team’s Responsibility.”
#6: “Data Management is too Difficult and Demanding.”
Things your church can use from data analysis of your congregation and community:
Tailored messages, Small group lessons, Outreach program, Blogs content, Social media engagements, Need-based classes/courses, Attract your community, Community-oriented activities etc.
The need and the demand for change (Behavioural Trends, Patterns and Associations)
- Community Analysis
- Systems/Functions Effectiveness
- Demographic Analysis
- Mediagraphics Analysis
- Psychographics Analysis
- Facility Analysis
- Engagement Analysis
How insights based on data are revolutionizing the ways churches attract and engage the people in their communities? There are things churches can do today to get insights about their communities and congregations.
Churches that use the power of data to make decisions have 20-25% increase in new family attendees to church.
Where does data come from? Primary and Secondary Sources
Insights from data can predict trends, outcomes and behaviours in pressing areas of the church:
- Financial difficulties
- Propensity for divorce
Let’s help you analyse and interpret your church data in a healthy way…
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