Percentage of participation in churches
Date: January 6, 2010
If any of you who are involved in church programs could respond to me, ether privately, or in the forum, with the percentage of members attending any particular service that are participating in the special music (i.e., as choir members, bell groups, orchestra members or soloists), I would be very appreciative. I think I recall seeing something a while back that indicated somewhere between 2%-8% was the norm, and that smaller churches often had a higher percentage of participating than larger churches.
As an example, we have an average attendance of 125 at our second service, where all of the special music takes place, and an average of 22 participants in special music most Sundays, with as many as 40 or more on special Sundays or services such as Christmas Eve. So our percentage of participation is in the range of 17-18% most Sundays, and as high as 30% on special Sundays or other special services. I think we are rare, but I would like to know for certain.
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