Archive for July, 2014

A Snapshot Survey – Part Four

Our survey of almost 900 BPF folks a few weeks was quite informative.  We learned

  • Nearly half our congregation were infrequent attenders before coming to BPF
  • Four out of five folks who call Brazos Pointe home now attend regularly
  • Since moving our campus out on the Brazoria Road our reach has expanded to the north, south and especially the west, with fully 20% of our fellowship driving in from West of the Brazos.
  • A majority of our attenders are married, but one is five adults here are single or single again.
  • We are extremely balanced across the age groups with no one group having a significant majority.

Now for the answer to the really big, big, big, big question you’ve been anxiously awaiting…If you could be any animal, what would you be?

We decided to answer it with a different graphic called a “Wordle.”  It takes the results and makes the size of the answers proportional to the number of responses.  The larger words – like dog, bird, eagle – represent the greater number of common answers.  We also used our cross logo to give it a unique look.

Animal Wordle

Live Bold (and enjoy the journey),

Greg

A Snapshot Survey – Part Three

Last week we saw that our reach is expanding into communities to the north, south and especially the west.  As we continue to study the results of our recent survey, let’s take a closer look at who comes to BPF each weekend.

Survey Question:

What is your Gender?

Survey-GenderThis points out a reality in most churches; women usually outnumber the men.

Survey Question:

What is your Relationship Status?

Survey-Relationship StatusOver a third of our church is single. When you take into account, however, that 16% of that group is 18 and under (see next graph), the number of single adults at BPF is closer to 20%. Still, that means one in five folks at Brazos Pointe are single or single again, a pretty significant number.

Survey Question:

What is your Age Group?

Survey-Age GroupWhen I look at this, the word that comes to mind is balance. The 18 & under and 19-25 groups are smaller, but they also represent six and seven year age spans as opposed to 10 year spans for the rest.  Also keep in mind that over 300 regular attenders at BPF were not included in this survey – our children ages birth to 12, who account for a fourth of our weekly attendance; which is about 1350 people on average.

Next week we’ll wrap this up by revealing the answers to the most intriguing question on the survey: If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Live Bold,

Greg

A Snapshot Survey – Part Two

A few weeks ago almost 900 of you participated in a Snapshot Survey.  Last week we looked at frequency of attendance before and after coming to BPF and discovered that

  • Nearly half our congregation were infrequent attenders before coming to BPF
  • Four out of five folks who call Brazos Pointe home now attend regularly

This week let’s see who comes to BPF.

Survey Question:

How long have you lived in Southern Brazoria?

Survey-How Long have You Lived in S. Brazoria County

This reflects a demographic we already knew. The population of Southern Brazoria County has remained relatively unchanged for years. That could be changing with all the industrial growth in Freeport, Sweeny and Bay City.

Survey Question:

Where do you live?

Survey-Where Do You LiveThis survey represents a significant demographic shift – in several directions.  Until we moved to our new campus on the Brazoria Road most of our congregation has been from the Lake Jackson / Clute / Richwood area; with a fair sized number of folks from West Columbia / Columbia Lakes. Now much of our growth is coming from West of the Brazos.  And the number of people who call Freeport or Angleton home is also increasing.  We’re not just growing numerically.  Our reach is also expanding into communities to the west, north and south.

Next week we’ll take a look at age and relationship status.

Live Bold,

Greg

A Snapshot Survey

A few weeks ago most of you participated in a Snapshot Survey.  There were well over 800 responses so it took a while to log them. Now we’re mining all that data to see what we can learn.  Over the coming weeks I’ll post these findings here in Pick’s Pointe.

Since our Vision for BPF is to be a Church for the Unchurched, let’s see how we’re doing with that.

Survey Question:

Before attending BPF, how frequently
did you attend church services?

Survey.How Often
As you can see, nearly half our congregation were infrequent attenders before coming to BPF. One in four almost never worshipped anywhere. It shows we really are reaching the unchurched and once churched. How’s their attendance now?

Survey Question:

How often do you attend BPF?

Survey-How often BPF
Almost one in four who attended infrequently or never before coming to BPF are now regular attenders. Nearly four out of five folks who call Brazos Pointe home attend regularly. Of course I’d like to see that percentage increase, but’s a healthy indicator now.

Next week we’ll see who comes to BPF.

Live Bold,

Greg