Northern Illinois Statistics

The pdf report at the bottom of this page includes the following information:

  1. Synod Trend Report – showing the baptized membership, average attendance and giving and many other statistics for the synod from 2005 to 2011.
  2. Size of all ELCA congregations – Distribution of all ELCA congregations based on average attendance
  3. Congregation Size/Type – Distribution of congregations by average attendance for each synod.
  4. Ethnicity – The percentage of people of color within a synod and conference.
  5. Congregation Growth/Decline – Congregations growing, declining, or remaining stable based on changes in average attendance from 2006 to 2011 for each synod.
  6. Largest Attendance Congregations – Ranking of congregations based on average attendance.
  7. Fastest Growing Congregations – Ranking of congregations growing fastest between 2006 and 2011, based on average attendance.
  8. Racially Diverse Congregations – Congregations showing the most racial/ethnic diversity, especially with congregations with no racial/ethnic community in the majority.
  9. Congregations with Most Baptisms – Ranking of congregations based on child and adult baptisms.
  10. 2013 Mission Support Plans – Intended and Actual Mission Support from Synods for 2011 to 2013.
  11. Synod Demographics – Includes population projections and many characteristics for the synod’s territory.
  12. Emphasis – Congregations reporting which programs and activities they consider their ‘specialty’ (based on the parochial forms).
  13. Age – Chart comparing the age of clergy serving congregations in the synod to the age of clergy in the ELCA.
  14. Map – Map of Projected Change in Population by ZIP Code and Change in Congregation Average Attendance for the synod.

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