What Is Datastory for Faith Communities?
Datastory for Faith Communities is a next-generation online context analysis and planning tool specifically designed to help faith communities and faith-based organizations study, understand, and engage their present missional context with a level of depth, breadth, and clarity never before possible… until now.
“This app is decades ahead of the demographic study tools
available through our denominational headquarters…or anywhere else.”
The Rev. Jason Poling, Vicar
St. Hilda’s Church, Catonsville, MD
What Does Datastory Do?
Datastory for Faith Communities gives congregational, diocesan, and denominational leadership the ability to interactively analyze the demographic context of existing congregations, new ministries, and potential church starts in with a broad array of pertinent demographic and lifestyle data from the perspectives of the congregation, the community, and how the two interact. In addition, congregational users will able to obtain a Missional Context Report on each lifestyle segments in the area they serve.
The uniqueness of Datastory for Faith Communities lies in the fact that it allows users to graphically manipulate data in real-time to build a coherent demographic story about the community around them.
“The information from Datastory for Faith Communities was eye-opening
and called us to completely reconsider our efforts in reaching out to our community.”
The Rev. Anne McNabb, Rector
Trinity Church, Elkridge, MD
A Trans-Denominational, Multi-Faith Tool
While our early prototyping was conducted in a diocese of the Episcopal Church – a Christian denomination – Datastory for Faith Communities is a truly trans-denominational and multi-faith tool, designed to be used by any faith community or faith-based organization, regardless of denomination or faith tradition.
Want Early Access? Become a Beta Test Site
We recently moved from alpha testing into beta testing and are targeting a public release sometime in 2018. But if you’d like to try it sooner, why not become a beta-test site?
We are accepting applications to become one of three new regional sites to join our alpha-test site, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, in testing the beta version of Datastory for Faith Communities. Those dioceses accepted as beta-test sites will each be assigned six Datastory for Faith Communities dashboards (for one diocesan use and five for use by congregations) and discounts on coaching/consulting in using the App at the diocesan and congregational level.
Interested? Want More Information?
Interested in enrolling your diocese as a DatastoryFX testing partner? Want more information before deciding? please contact Ken Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-704-3290 to schedule a Zoom video call.