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Church and Community Profiles

The Church and Community Profiles are quick overviews of church statistics and community demographics.  The UM Local Church Profile includes yearly membership, church school, and expense trends for the most recent 10 years.  The Community Profile includes population trends, income, length of residence, age distribution, and race/Hispanic data for the church's zip code.  These reports can be obtained interactively online, with the first two being free.  Additional reports can be obtained for a modest fee by contacting the Research Office.

What are the profiles?

The Church and Community Profiles are made available in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF).  Click here to download a sample PDF file or view the image below.

Local Church Profile Sample

 Click here to see a larger sample version of the image shown below.

Research Chart Graph

Who can get the profiles?

The Profiles are a service of the Office of Research of the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church. The service is offered to United Methodist workers -- both clergy and laity.

How do I get the profiles?

Click here to get the profiles interactively online.

 If for some reason this does not work, call the Research Office at 212 870 3840, or email your request to research@gbgm-umc.org.

Please leave Annual Conference, District, Church and zip code of the physical address.

You will also need the Adobe Acrobat reader to view the Profiles. The Acrobat reader is available free of charge from the Adobe web site; click here to visit the Adobe site.

I still have questions.

Please contact the Office of Research by email or phone with further questions.

Office of Research
General Board of Global Ministries
475 Riverside Drive, Room 300
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 212-870-3840
Fax: 212-870-3876
Email: research@gbgm-umc.org