Certification numbers listed include membership, RE enrollement, average attendance and may be sorted by a number of fields including district, size, and average attendance.
I agree with Scott that it would be nice if it were easier to track trends in these data. I know there is plenty of math being done by various staff and volunteer leadership to track how we are doing. Why not have the data interface do this for us?
I’d like to see what the net change in membership is from the previous year, that number as a percentage, and some indicator of the trend over a few years.
Not everyone wants to see all this info, I know. Let us remember that growth isn’t everything, and its hard to quantify health.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if part of the certification process included congregations submitting a number on a 5 star scale indicating the health of the congregation. But how would you go about determining where a congregation is on such a scale?
2010 UUA Certifcation