DemographicsDiscovering your church’s ministry opportunities has never been easier. MissionInsite provides instant access to community information for your church via The MI System. You’ll get desktop, web-based access to demographic data for a variety of geographic levels. Clik the link for an Introduction to MissionInsite.
As a part of the Arkansas Conference of the United Methodist Church you have free access to MissionInsite (www.missioninsite.com) and the demographics around your church – after you register and log-in. This free service is provided to you and your church by the Arkansas Conference Ministries and Connected in Christ.
To register as a first time user of MissionInsite:
- Go to: www.missioninsite.com
- Enter the Agency Account Number (contact Leon Gray or your District MI Coordinator)
- Select your church from the drop-down menu
- Follow the direction to register and create your own username and password.
You are encouraged to click the links in the Local Church tab on the home page for Support and for Resources- especially the Tutorial and Local Church User Guide.
Before getting registered, you are encouraged to explore the documents in the Resource area for the Local Church – especially the Tutorial , Introduction to MissionInsite, Local Church User Guide and How To Create A Report.
The system also provides the ability for local churches to locate their church members and others affiliated with their church on your map. This is referred to as Congregant Plot. So, while there are a few things you need to learn, the system is designed to be user friendly and provides you with additional services not available from other systems. Have fun exploring your mission context and remember there is no possibility of accidentally harming the system or data.
**The Mosaic Worksheet is a tool to use with each of the 60 full Mosaic Type Portraits. Churches are finding that the detail in these reports provides a greater insight into the socio-economic realities of residents living within their communities. This insight assists them in reaching these residents.
Church Strategic PlanningStrategic planning is a must for every congregation. With on-site consulation and using demographic inforamtion and other learning tools, we can assist you in determining the needs of your congregation, formulate a plan for growth and develop leaders within the church.
- The Alban Institute
- Lewis Center for Church Leadership
- The Barna Group
- Lilly Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program