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By the Numbers: Hope Chapel Hill Country’s Weekly Attendance

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Q: What’s the size of U.S. churches? (From the Hartford Institute for Religion Research)

A: The median church in the U.S. has 75 regular participants in worship on Sunday mornings, according to the National Congregations Study. Notice that researchers measured the median church size — the point at which half the churches are smaller and half the churches are larger — rather than the average (186 attenders reported by the USCLS survey) which is larger due to the influence of very large churches. But while the United States has a large number of very small churches, most people attend larger churches. The National Congregations Study estimated that the smaller churches draw only 11 percent of those who attend worship. Meanwhile, 50 percent of churchgoers attended the largest 10% of congregations (350 regular participants and up). (Do numbers really matter? Read my article by clicking here.)

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Here is the attendance record for Hope Chapel Hill Country since its inception, January 5, 2014. This will be updated weekly. (Please read why church planting really is about the numbers by clicking here.)

2015

FIRST QUARTER

January

1/04/15: 14 (3 visitors, includes their child)

1/11/15: 15 (1 new visitor)

1/18/15: 14 (1 new visitor)

1/25/15: 10

February

2/01/15: 17 (5 new visitors)

2/08/15: 13

2/15/15: 17 (1 new visitor)

/22/15: 17

March

3/01/15: 10

3/08/15: 8

3/15/15: 8 (1 visitor)

3/22/15: 9

3/29/15: 8

April

4/5/15 (Easter): 15 (1 visitor)

4/12/15: 9

4/19/15: 10

 

 

2014

FIRST QUARTER

JAN.: 1.5.14: 18 (All new visitors) 1.12.14: 17 (2 new visitors) 1.19.14: 21 (3 new visitors) 1.26.14: 12 (? new visitors)

FEB. 2.2.14: 24 (7 new visitors) 2.9.14: 19 (3 new visitors) 2.16.14: 13 (2 new visitors) 2.23.14: 19 (3 new visitors)

MARCH: 3.2.14: 29 (3 new visitors) 3.9.14: 17 (3 new visitors) 3.16.14: 16  (4 new visitors) 3.23.14: 23 (4 new visitors) 3.30.14: 23 (1 new visitor)

1st Quarter Stats

Total # of visitors, including my family, at the end of the first quarter: 47

Total Attendance: 251

Average attendance: 19.3 per service

SECOND QUARTER

APRIL: 4/6/14: 27 (4 new visitors); 4/13/14: 12 (4 new visitors); 4/20/14: EASTER: 37 (12 new visitors); 4/27/14: 19 (4 new visitors)

MAY: 5/04/14: 18 (1 new visitor); 5/11/14: 17 (3 new visitors); 5/18/14: 30? (No official count was taken. Guest speaker.) (3 new visitors); 5/25/14: 20 (No visitors. Streak broken)

JUNE: 6/01/14: 17 (No visitors); 6/08/14: 18 (6 visitors); 6/15/14: 16 (2 visitors); 6/22/14: 13 (No visitors); 6/29/14: 14  (2 visitors) (NOTE: Lost 7 regulars for no reason, two others with a reason)

2nd Quarter Stats:

New Visitors: 41

Total Attendance: 258

Average attendance: 19.8 per service

3rd QUARTER

JULY

07/06/14: 11 (4 visitors)

07/13/14: 13 (No visitors)

07/20/14: 17 (3 visitors)

7/27/14: 15 (No visitors)

AUGUST

8/3/14: 17 (4 visitors)

8/10/14: 15 (4 visitors)

8/17/14: 17 (1 visitor)

8/24/14: 18 (2 visitors)

8/31/14: 11 (no visitors)

SEPTEMBER

9/7/14:  14 (1 visitor)

9/14/14: 11

9/21/14: 15 (1 visitor)

9/28/14: 10

3rd Quarter Stats

New Visitors: 20

Total Attendance: 184

Average Attendance: 14.1

4th QUARTER

OCTOBER

10/05/14: 11 (1 visitor)

10/12/14: 10 (2 new visitors)

10/19/14: 14

10/26/14: 12

NOVEMBER

11/02/14: 8

11/09/14: 15 (2 new visitors)

11/16/14: 17

11/23/14: 16 (3 new visitors)

11/30/14: 12

DECEMBER

12/7/14: 11 (1 new visitor)

12/14/14: 21 ( 3 new visitors)

12/21/14: 17 (1 new visitor)

12/25/14: 18 (4 new visitors)

12/28/14: 17 (2 new visitors)

4th Quarter Stats

New Visitors: 19

Total Attendance: 199

Average Attendance: 14.21

YEAR-END TOTAL

TOTAL VISITORS: 127

TOTAL ATTENDANCE: 892

AVERAGE ATTENDANCE: 16.8

 

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One Comment

  1. It was great to have finally made it to your church. I have let all my hill country friends know about it. ~Anne

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