Percept /Link2lead Program is an integrated, on-line, demographic and faith preferences database that can be accessed from any computer who specialize in providing demographic and faith-based data to churches. The Percept database is derived from an analysis of the 2000 Census, the Warton Econometric Forecasting Association, socio-economics data segmentation surveys and faith conducted by Precept. The data is updated by Precept every six to twelve months.
The program is comprised of maps and charts depicting information by zip code. The information available includes the following:
- Current Population and distribution
- Projected 5 year population change
- Largest lifestyle group
- Family Structure
- Fastest growing racial/ethnic group
- Average age
- Average household income
- Primary social concerns
- Faith Preferences and worship style
You can even compare the programs your church is offering with the desired needs and wants of the community. There are also assessment tools for church leadership in change management and leadership styles.
The program is very user friendly and can be accessed by each church name and or zip code. Twenty people from your church can register and have access to this database.
How do we log on?
A:Type www.link2lead.com into your web browser. To register for the first time, select the REGISTER button on the left menu and follow the instructions. Once you register, you will be sent, via e-mail, your church’s user ID number and an individual password that will allow you to log on in the future.
How often can we log on to link2lead?
A: You can log on as often as you would like. The data is available 24/7. It is recommended that you save the reports to a file so that you don’t have to work on line all the time. Also remember each church can download up to 20 copies of the First View Reports per year. This is another good reason to copy reports to your hard drive or disc.
How long will this information be available to the churches?
A: The contract between the Presbytery and Percept until 2011.
What reports are available and what is the cost to the church?
A: The following reports are available to the church at no cost to the church as the Presbytery of the Eastern Virginia has paid
for each church to participate:
“iChange” Assessment Report and Discussion Guide – this survey can be taken on-line by each registered individual. It is designed to assess a person’s response to change and their style for managing change. This tool can be used with church leaders along with the discussion guide to explore how change is perceived and managed in the church.
“iLeadType” Assessment Report and Discussion Guide – This survey can be taken on-line by each registered individual. It is designed to assess characteristics of an individual’s leadership style. This tool can be used with church leaders along with the discussion guide to explore leadership themes and styles and their impact on the church.
10-Questions Workshop and Worksheet – This resource introduces the 10 areas of demographic information about the community that is reported in the 10-Facts Report. It is designed to stimulate discussions about the community and generate interest to learn more.
10- Facts Report – This report is generated by zip code and provides 10 facts including Current Population, Projected 5 Year Population Change, Largest Lifestyle Group, Non-Anglo Population, Fastest Growing Racial/Ethnic Group, Households With No Faith Involvement, Average Age, Average Household Income, Single Parent Households, and College Graduates. This data per zip code is also compared to the US average. Additional information is also available on each of the 10 facts. Churches may access any zip code in the US.
First View Report – Each church can down load 20 copies of this report per year at no charge. (This is tracked by Percept each time a registered user from your church downloads a report as account numbers are coded to each church)
This report, generated by zip code, provides six pages of graphs, charts and text on four areas:
People and Place covers population density, change,
distribution and diversity.
Faces of Diversity covers lifestyles, Racial/Ethnic,
generations, family structure and education.
Community Issues covers concerns stress conditions,
and potential resistance to change.
Faith Preferences cover faith receptivity, church style,
church program preference, and religious preference and
financial support potential. There is also a Workshop
Guide that accompanies this report.
If you would like more information or assistance with Link2Lead or the Percept Program please contact us.