Community Empowerment Research

We help churches, schools, and community organizations
measure needs of the people they serve,
set strategies to meet those needs, and
assess the impact of their work in service, training, evangelism, and outreach.

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Identify needs of members and neighbors

What do your members need?

·         What are their spiritual needs?

·         What are their social needs?

·         What physical or emotional needs do they have?

Do you have resources within your body to meet these needs?  Are there people in other churches who can help?

Pastors can usually identify people’s spiritual needs.  But it’s harder to tell what people need for emotional and social well-being and even what physical needs they may have—people usually don’t come out and ask for these things.  And a church, though the best place to have these needs met, is often the last place they look.  Anonymous surveys are one tool to use to find what pains and unfilled desires hide within the people of your church.  The Church should be the best place for people to have their unmet social and emotional needs met, but in the last 50 years we have followed society into patterns that build isolation and erode a sense of community.

We help you identify the key needs of your members and attenders.  We also help you plan new programs or ways of “doing church” to help build community and meet the needs of your people.

Community Empowerment Research can help your church through a widely used Needs Assessment process developed by James Altschuld at The Ohio State University and others.

What about your neighbors, what do they need?
How can you reach out to them to show the love of Christ in a real way?

We live in a society that is rapidly losing the concept of “community”.  People live isolated lives surrounded by strangers.  The neighborly acts so common even 50 years ago are rare today.  The one way the Church, with the Holy Spirit within, stands out as uniquely different in this world is the love of Christ shown within the Family of God towards both those in the Family and those not yet reached.

We help you find ways to best show the love of God to those around you.