Comparison of Children’s Ministry Statistics

March 2010

 

The following table compares average weekly attendance as well as highest weekly attendance in Children’s Ministry for 2005 and 2009.
 
  2005 Avg. Weekly 2005 Highest 2009 Avg. Weekly 2009 Highest Growth

Overall Weekly Total

179
276 310
397 73%

Nursery Total
Infants (0-12 mos)
Walkers (12-23 mos)
Two year olds
Three year olds

90
10
19
27
24
115
22
30
44
35
140
17
36
48
38
179
29
49
64
52
57%
70%
94%
85%
58%

Preschool Total
Preschool
Kindergarten

46
23
23
64
39
40
69
42
27
106
66
40
50%
82%
17%

Elementary Total
1st grade
2nd grade
3rd grade
4th grade
5th grade

49
17
11
7
9
5
82
29
27
14
17
15
92
19
22
12
13
10
138
39
36
25
23
18
88%
12%
100%
71%
44%
100%
 
Note: 2009 Elementary numbers by grade are lower than actuals. WS5PM reports combined 1st-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade numbers and are not included in this table. Elementary total number is accurate. Average weekly numbers are based on entire year and are therefore slightly lower than if based on academic year average.
 
Comparison Summary:
 
• Family Ministries was created as a result of the 2005 Vision Campaign with one of the goals being encouraging families to stay in the city.  As we are now embarking on the RENEW Campaign, it is significant to see what the efforts of the previous campaign have accomplished.
 
• Overall, Children’s Ministry has grown 73% in average weekly attendance over the past four years.  
 
• In most categories, the average attendance for 2009 is greater than the highest reported attendance in 2005.
 
• Families with very young children (0-3yrs) continue to be our largest demographic.
 
• What is most remarkable is the 88% growth in the elementary numbers. Given the challenges of real estate and education, this trend says a great deal about the commitment of Redeemer families to stay in the city.
 
• These trends also point toward potential numbers and needs in our Youth Ministry. 


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