As part of my Doctor of Ministry program at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary I have been required to receive input from our congregation on my preaching. So once in September and again in November of 2010 those in attendance on a Sunday morning were given the privilege to give their input.
Next week I will give you some of the finer details of the results. But reading through the demographic information received has been insightful and revealing about our church family.
80% of those in attendance on the Sunday mornings the evaluation was handed out actually completed a survey and handed it in. That is totally beyond my expectations.
Of the 80% who completed an evaluation we have learned the following:
64% are over the age of 40. This certainly reflects the multi-generational look of our church but it also is a bit of a wake up call for me. We aren't as young as we think we are.
30% listening to a sermon on Sunday are not married.
53% are female.
42% have been attending OBC for 5 years or less.
81% indicate that they have been a follower of Jesus Christ for more than 10 years.