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1 New Hope United Methodist Church De Pere Vision Planning 2014 Exploring: Who Do We Serve?

2 What’s Around us? 10 places of Worship A.St Anne's Episcopal Church 347 Libal St, De Pere, WI ‎ B.Christ the Rock De Pere 556 Main Ave, De Pere, WI ‎ C.Journey Community Church 115 N Wisconsin St, De Pere, WI ‎ D.First United Presbyterian Church 605 N Webster Ave, De Pere, WI ‎ E.Hope Lutheran Church 700 S Superior St, De Pere, WI ‎ F.New Hope United Methodist Church 1950 Dickinson Rd, De Pere, WI ‎ G.Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School 1305 Lourdes Ave, De Pere, WI ‎ H.Blessed Hope Baptist Church 645 Grant St, De Pere, WI ‎ I.Saint Francis Xaviers Parish 220 S Michigan St, De Pere, WI ‎ J.Crosspoint Church 339 Main Ave, De Pere, WI ‎ And let’s not forget: Spring Lake Church located in Ledgeview, 2240 Klondike Rd, Green Bay, WI ‎

3 What Are Their Focuses? A.St Anne's - Food Pantry B.Christ the Rock De Pere - Nondenominational, small group studies, strong social media / web services. Started as men’s prayer group, first formal worship in C.Journey Community Church - Nondenominational, small group studies, strong social media / web services. Started in D.First United Presbyterian Church – Presbyterian traditional church E.Hope Lutheran Church Lutheran traditional church with onsite preschool. F.New Hope United Methodist Church US! G.Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School Traditional Catholic with onsite grade school. H.Blessed Hope Baptist Church no website I.Saint Francis Xaviers Parish Traditional Catholic church, offers SCRIP program. J.Crosspoint Church no website K.K. Spring Lake Church - Evangelical Free Church of America, small group studies with numerous “events” to attract visitors and align with interest groups. Strong mission focus. Not very personal.

4 Where do New Hope members live?

5 Definitions: Types of Households Flourishing Families – Babies and Bliss  Middle aged couples with large families and active lives Booming with Confidence – Boomers and Boomerangs  Baby boomer adults and their teenage/young adult children sharing a home Autumn Years – Aging in Place  Middle class seniors Suburban Style – Sports Utility Families  Upscale, middle-aged couples with school-aged children living active family lives Promising Families – Families Matter Most  Active, middle class families leading active, family-focused lives Family Union – Stock-cars and State Parks  Middle-class couple and families living in more remote communities Significant Singles – Wired for Success  Young, mid-scale singles and couples living socially active lives

6 Most Prominent Households in New Hope Primary Service Area (54115) 28% of households are: – Babies and Bliss (12.4%)  Middle aged couples with large families and active lives Booming with Confidence – Boomers and Boomerangs (8.3%)  Baby boomer adults and their teenage/young adult children sharing a home Autumn Years – Aging in Place (6.9%)  Middle class seniors Fact: 26% of New Hope Families fall into the Flourishing Families category.

7 Flourishing Families – Babies and Bliss Key Traits – Describe themselves as both spiritual and religious. – Church is a part of a balanced lifestyle. – Child-sensitive and family friendly, – Generational programs in a single location. – Wide variety of generational programs by age – Conservative in their social attitudes, – Open to the creativity of youth groups. – Not activists – Support pro-life and traditional families. – Commitment to church is often intense for a limited time, then move on.

8 Booming with Confidence – Boomers and Boomerangs Key Traits – Adult households with 20-something children living at home – These households tend to be remarkably harmonious – Parents & young adult children share traditional lifestyles and right-of-center viewpoints – May differ about the importance of church 20-something children may not attend church parents are apt to become less involved in church – Parents high commitment to family over commitment to career – Sense of wellbeing is tempered by money management concerns – Kids often influence lifestyle decisions – Attracted to churches that are usually larger, resource rich or church plants contemporary worship style traditional in worship structure senior pastors are often younger than the paid staff provide a wide variety of short term activities strong external focus for evangelism and/or social service

9 Autumn Years – Aging in Place Key Traits – Neighborhoods are mature and perhaps more urbanized but younger families may be moving in – Local church continues to be an integral part of their identity. – Traditional tastes and conservative family values. – “Brand loyal”, but quite open to ecumenical cooperation. – Like “smooth cruising” and harmonious churches that don’t make too many waves. – Worship is predictable and profound without too many surprises

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13 What do these 3 groups look for in a church home? Multigenerational programs Networking social functions that matches families with similar interests Noisy Worship – tolerance to children and families Worship that is informal and inspirational – however thrives on predictability Fiscally very cautious, however will give generously for direct purposes. Responds well to stewardship campaigns Prefer electronic communications – web, texting, social media


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