Mennonite Church Member Profile, 1989

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CHPLANTS (Weighted by WTFACTOR)

Recently our denominations have been focusing on church planting. Check one of the following to indicate the extent of your interest in being involved:
  1) Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church.
  2) Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community.
  3) I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose.
  4) I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches.

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 371 12.2% 12.2%
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 814 26.8% 39%
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 1611 53% 92%
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 241 7.9% 99.9%
Missing 50 % %

Variable Comparisons

Church (I-CHURCH)

MC GCMC MBC BCC EMC TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 14.9%
203
7.9%
65
13.9%
77
8.7%
22
7.8%
4
12.2%
371
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 27.1%
369
23.2%
190
30.6%
169
27.7%
70
31.4%
16
26.8%
814
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 50.4%
688
57.8%
473
50.0%
276
57.7%
146
56.9%
29
53.1%
1612
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 7.6%
104
11.0%
90
5.4%
30
5.9%
15
3.9%
2
7.9%
241
Missing 31 8 8 3 0 50
TOTAL 100.0%
1364
100.0%
818
100.0%
552
100.0%
253
100.0%
51

3038


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 15.7%
223
9.2%
147

0
12.3%
370
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 28.0%
397
26.0%
415

2
26.9%
812
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 48.8%
691
56.8%
909

10
53.1%
1600
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 7.5%
106
8.0%
128

7
7.8%
234
Missing 15 36 0 51
TOTAL 100.0%
1417
100.0%
1599

19

3016


Age (I-AGE)

Under 30 30 - 39 40 - 49 50 - 64 65 & over Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 13.7%
75
16.7%
114
13.7%
71
13.1%
95
2.9%
16

0
12.3%
371
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 29.9%
163
28.0%
191
31.4%
163
25.9%
187
19.5%
107

4
26.9%
811
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 48.7%
266
46.1%
315
48.7%
253
54.2%
392
68.2%
374

11
53.0%
1600
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 7.7%
42
9.2%
63
6.2%
32
6.8%
49
9.3%
51

3
7.9%
237
Missing 6 2 3 21 17 0 49
TOTAL 100.0%
546
100.0%
683
100.0%
519
100.0%
723
100.0%
548

18

3019


Marital status (I-MARITAL)

Single Married Widowed Div./Sep. Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 11.7%
49
13.1%
319
0.0%
0
4.0%
2

0
12.2%
370
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 26.1%
109
27.6%
671
13.5%
18
32.0%
16

0
26.8%
814
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 54.1%
226
51.7%
1257
76.7%
102
50.0%
25

2
53.1%
1610
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 8.1%
34
7.6%
185
9.8%
13
14.0%
7

2
7.9%
239
Missing 6 32 10 2 0 50
TOTAL 100.0%
418
100.0%
2432
100.0%
133
100.0%
50

4

3033


Education (I-EDUCATN)

Lt HS grad H.S. grad Some coll. Coll. grad Grad schl Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 6.0%
41
6.5%
54
13.1%
73
15.4%
47
23.7%
153

2
12.2%
368
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 24.4%
166
25.9%
216
26.3%
147
31.4%
96
28.9%
187

2
26.9%
812
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 60.4%
410
58.0%
484
53.0%
296
49.3%
151
40.7%
263

8
53.0%
1604
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 9.1%
62
9.7%
81
7.5%
42
3.9%
12
6.7%
43

0
7.9%
240
Missing 28 9 4 4 4 0 49
TOTAL 100.0%
679
100.0%
835
100.0%
558
100.0%
306
100.0%
646

12

3024


Place of residence (I-WHERLIVE)

U.S. Canada Other Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 11.6%
238
13.1%
122
35.7%
5

5
12.2%
365
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 26.1%
537
28.3%
263
28.6%
4

10
26.8%
804
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 55.3%
1139
48.8%
454
28.6%
4

14
53.2%
1597
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 7.0%
145
9.8%
91
7.1%
1

4
7.9%
237
Missing 34 16 0 0 50
TOTAL 100.0%
2059
100.0%
930
100.0%
14

33

3003


Nationality (I-NTNLTY)

Swiss/South German/Alsatian Dutch/North German/Prussian/Russian British Other Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 16.9%
192
9.8%
133
10.7%
13
10.2%
23

11
12.7%
361
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 28.2%
321
25.9%
353
32.8%
40
23.1%
52

49
26.9%
766
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 50.3%
573
54.8%
747
46.7%
57
58.7%
132

102
53.0%
1509
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 4.7%
53
9.5%
129
9.8%
12
8.0%
18

29
7.4%
212
Missing 16 19 0 5 0 40
TOTAL 100.0%
1139
100.0%
1362
100.0%
122
100.0%
225

191

2848


Household income (I-INCOME)

Lt 20K 20-29K 30-39K 40-49K 50K & up Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 9.2%
56
19.5%
140
13.1%
69
11.5%
46
8.7%
47

13
12.8%
358
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 21.1%
128
25.9%
186
27.5%
145
29.1%
116
32.1%
173

67
26.8%
748
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 61.1%
371
46.9%
337
50.6%
267
51.4%
205
54.0%
291

140
52.7%
1471
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 8.6%
52
7.7%
55
8.9%
47
8.0%
32
5.2%
28

26
7.7%
214
Missing 19 11 2 0 5 0 37
TOTAL 100.0%
607
100.0%
718
100.0%
528
100.0%
399
100.0%
539

246

2791


Political party (I-POLPARTY)

Democrat Republican Independnt Missing TOTAL
Would be willing to move to another community to help plant a new church. 17.5%
70
9.5%
106
15.5%
11

182
11.8%
187
Would be willing to help start a new church provided I can do so without needing to move to another community. 28.8%
115
25.4%
284
32.4%
23

393
26.6%
422
I favor church planting, but could not be involved beyond contributing money for such a purpose. 44.4%
177
59.1%
659
42.3%
30

745
54.6%
866
I doubt the wisdom of a special effort to plant new churches. 9.3%
37
6.0%
67
9.9%
7

130
7.0%
111
Missing 3 14 1 0 18
TOTAL 100.0%
399
100.0%
1116
100.0%
71

1450

1586