January 09, 2007

Fun With Statistics

So I am perusing the new Umc.org and looking at findachurch - which has been vastly improved - see Resurrections Page here. I decided to play around with the Advanced Search functions - mostly because I couldn't type in 66062 - my zip code, and see Resurrection come up - that's crazy do you know how many resurrection people don't live in the Church's zip code - I'll tell you - most of them, anyway tangent averted back to my point I found some interesting stuff when i searched for churches by size. Here are my results (More than 1000 means between 1000 and 2000 etc)

33 United Methodist Churches with more than 2000 in attendance
136 United Methodist Churches with more than 1000 in attendance
649 United Methodist Churches with more than 500 in attendance
3093 United Methodist Churches with more than 200 in attendance
5348 United Methodist Churches with more than 500 in attendance
8746 United Methodist Churches with more than 50 in attendance
10905 United Methodist Churches with more than 20 in attendance
4648 United Methodist Churches with less than 20 in attendance

So 818 who have made it to 500 + and 3900 approximately who have made it over the 200 barrier. Interesting stuff. Of course since our worship attendance is over 8000 now and they have us listed at 6300 (This is GCFA's fault not UMC.org's by the way) - I dont know how accurate those counts are but there probably pretty close.

Chuck

1 comment:

Matt Carlisle said...

Chuck,

Thanks for the kind words supporting the improvements to the new Find-A-Church.org updates. I just wanted to let you know that we are very aware of the need to improve the zip-only search. We have the upgrade in our project timeline. I really love what you did with your COR page on Find-A-Church.org. If anyone else would like to make updates to your church page, please visit http://archives.umc.org/Directory/login.asp?mid=222. Blessings.