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Community Study: A Guide to Understanding Your Church’s Context for Ministry

This user-friendly, practical manual guides church leaders through the basics of community assessment.


 

COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT RESOURCE  

Community Study: A Guide to Understanding Your Church’s Context for Ministry

by Heidi Unruh (2007)

Resource Type: How-to manual on community assessment

Main Audience: Church leaders needing guidance on how to assess their community

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Summary:

This user-friendly, practical manual guides church leaders through the basics of community assessment. Unruh introduces the manual with an explanation of why studying its community is important for a congregation. She offers a variety of methods for gathering information – survey, observation, focus groups, Census data, and others – and gives readers the advice and tools they will need to employ these methods in their communities. Also included are ideas for sharing the results of the assessment with the wider congregation.


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