Church & Community

Church & Community

Tyndale University College & Seminary conducted a survey in the fall of 2011 to find out how churches and individuals, primarily located in Ontario, are involved in their communities.

Tyndale University College & Seminary conducted a survey in the fall of 2011 to find out how churches and individuals, primarily located in Ontario, are involved in their communities. Thank you to all who participated. We hoped to start a conversation exploring how the Tyndale community and churches are interacting with and being part of the larger community. In all, 343 churches and 710 individuals responded to the survey. The quantitative results can be found on the following page in an infographic. The number of responses to our qualitative questions was overwhelming. It seemed that this was a conversation people wanted to have. The responses to the qualitative questions of how churches and individuals are engaging their community, the challenges they face and how they would like to see the church and community interact in the future, were far too many for us to summarize on one page. Thus you will find qualitative answers to these questions throughout the magazine in word art format. To find out which answers are found on which page, go to the back page to find the index.

In the survey we also found several recurring challenges that individuals and churches face when reaching out and being part of the community. We have searched for people in our Tyndale community that have found solutions to some of those concerns expressed in the survey and have highlighted them in the magazine. We hope that you will find the responses insightful, helpful and inspirational.

To download the Church & Community infographic, go to: go.tyndale.ca/cc-infographic