Know your Community and Grow your Congregation
The Diocese of Washington has made MissionInsite resources available to congregations in the diocese. This suite of robust demographic tools and in-depth reports will assist parishes with getting to know their local communities–a key element of growing and revitalizing our congregations and a vital component of the diocesan strategic plan.
Below we answer some basic questions to help you get started and offer three training videos.
How Do I Register for MissionInsite?
Registering for MissionInsite is quick and easy.
Email Jenifer Gamber for the registration link and follow these directions: select the city and name of your parish, and create a login using an email address and password, or use one of your own Google, Microsoft, or Amazon accounts using one of the buttons on the form. Complete the other fields on the form including your name and role at the parish, and click on the Register button to complete the process. After we approve your registration, you will be able to login and access MissionInsite.
How Do I Learn How to Use MissionInsite and How It Can Help My Congregation?
The diocese periodically offers training webinars in how to use the MissionInsite system. There are two levels of training available.
- Level 1: This webinar is an introduction to registering for MissionInsite and how to login and run an analysis on the area around a parish.
- Level 2: This level covers in detail how to upload and plot your parishioners in the system and run comparative reports on where your parishioners live and what those communities look like for mission, outreach, and engagement.
A library of training webinars is available on the bottom of this page.
What Support is Available ot the Parish in Using the System?
As part of the revitalization initiative in the strategic plan, diocesan staff are fully committed to supporting parishes in their discovery process, and helping you to the next level of engagement and ministry. Diocesan staff will provide a series of webinar sessions for congregations in the diocese as well as working with congregations on using the system in connection with mission conversations and revitalization.
How Many Individuals May Register from My Parish?
Your parish may register as many people as you like. During the registration process, an individual selects their congregation, and proceeds with creating their login credentials and some other fields. The account creation is approved by a member of diocesan staff and the user will then have access to begin looking at maps and reports for the location of the congregation.