We’re beginning a process for establishing a new vision for Oak Lawn—how appropriate as we gather this Sunday to celebrate 137 years of ministry! As an act of worship today we will complete a brief survey together. Next week members of our Church Council will host listening sessions, where members and friends of Oak Lawn can come together for a time of sharing hopes and dreams. There are also opportunities for online discussions. Check out our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OLUMC, follow me on Twitter: @revdrfd3, or post to my blog: www.pastorfrank.blogspot.com. Part of the vision process is knowing what is going on in our community. Based on some demographic information offered through the North Texas Conference (brought to my attention by Joan Wu and Patrick Aunkst), here’s a quiz:
Which group will grow between today and 2015: Those with less than a ninth grade education, or those with a college education?
By 2015, most households in 75219 will have an income of:
a. Less than $20,000
Households by size (number of people in a home) will increase or decrease over the next three years?
Asians represent approximately 4 ½ percent of 75219. What is the largest group?
b. Chinese (non Taiwanese)
What percentage work from home?
Which population will increase by 2015?
a. African Americans
d. All of the above
Each of these trends—and there are a bunch more—represents exciting, new ministry opportunities for us. I am very proud and excited to be a part of Oak Lawn UMC’s efforts to re-vision and reach more people for Jesus Christ!
Answers: College; D; decrease; A; C; D