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Mapping and Visualizing Your Congregation and its Community

A Geography Professor’s View of Churches in Their Geographical Context

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Whether a congregation is a regional commuter church or a neighborhood parish, whether it is located in a struggling region or a booming exurb, it can benefit from a better understanding of both its local community and the geographic footprint of its ministries. This workshop explores different mapping and visualization techniques to better understand our communities, our congregations, and relationships between them. Some of these techniques involve nothing more than pencil and paper while others involve computer programs and online resources.

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