Discovering your church’s ministry opportunities has never been easier. MissionInsite provides instant access to community information for the church via the MI System. The resource provides desktop, web-based access to demographic data for a variety of geographic levels.
Specialized demographic reports and maps can be generated for churches in Ohio through Bruce Smith or Charlotte Barbo. SCBO contracts with MissionInsite and Mapping Center for Evangelism and Scan/US to provide data for churches and church plants in the state.
The MI System provides church leaders with a new way to access demographic information. It moves beyond the static reports to a powerful “discovery tool” for exploration and “out of the box” thinking for church ministry, church planting, church growth and outreach.
The system also provides the ability for local churches to locate their church members and others affiliated with their church on a map. This is referred to as Congregant Plot. While there are a few things the user needs to learn, the system is designed to be user friendly and provides additional services not available from other systems.
Leaders of a church cooperating with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio have free, unlimited access to MissionInsite. Cooperative Mission Program gifts of Ohio churches make possible a contract for use of the tool.
As many people in each church as need access to MissionInsite can register to use the tool. One individual in a church can be designated as “Church Administrator” to be able to upload the church membership list and access additional church assessment tools. An email request for a “Church Administrator” position must be submitted to Linnett Snodgrass or Charlotte Barbo after the individual has registered to use MissionInsite.
The documents available for download from this page provide (1) Instructions for Ohio churches on How to Register with MissionInsite and (2) a MissionInsite SupportNet Guide which gives a synopsis of the HELPS available from the pull down menu after logging onto the resource, (3) simplified steps to creating reports in MissionInsite,and (4) a list of some additional demographic resources that may be helpful.