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Understanding Your Community–Demographics and Lifestyle Data

January 26, 2012 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Have you ever wondered how to make good use of all the population and demographic data available about your community? Do you know what lifestyle data is? Would you like to know how to interpret the data and better understand the community where you church is located? Then this webinar is for you. “Understanding Your Community” is a FREE webinar in the Churchnet Leadership Series. It is designed for pastors, church staff and lay leaders interested in learning about demographics and lifestyle data. Where can you get this type of information for your church? What can the data tell you about your community? What do all those numbers really mean? Join us for this webinar and see how important these resources can be to really understanding your community. The seminar will provide an overview of a Missouri community, but the same information shared during the webinar is available for your community wherever you are located in our state. We are delighted to have Clay Price leading this webinar. Clay is one of the most gifted interpreters of demographic data in Baptist life.

Clay Price – Webinar Leader

cprice11bClay Price is Information Analyst for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Since 1993 he has produced analysis and interpretation of church and population trends for the BGCT convention staff, its associations, and churches. From 1973 to 1993 Clay provided research services for the former Home Mission Board. He first worked with demographic data following the release of the 1970 Census and has continued to study population trends through GIS (geographic information systems) technology.

Clay is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and has a masters in psychology from the University of West Georgia. He had done additional graduate work at San Jose State University and Harvard Divinity School. Clay is a native of Fort Worth, Texas, and is married to Mary Ann Van Hoove of Reading, Pennsylvania. The Price’s have two children: Joanna Price, a doctoral student at the University of Georgia, and True Price, a junior at Baylor University.

Click the links below to view the handouts for the webinar and the vimeo link below to view a recording of this webinar.

Webinar Resources

Click the links below for downloadable resources which were used during the webinar:

First Baptist Church, Jefferson City (Demographics)
First Baptist Church, Jefferson City (Mosaic)


January 26, 2012
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm