The Demographic Shift
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- "Boom, Bust Echo" by David K. Foot with Daniel Stoffman (Macfarlane Want Ross, Toronto, 1996)
- "Sex in the Snow - Canadian Social Values at the End of the Millennium" by Michael Adams (Viking Published by the Penguin Group, Toronto, 1997)
- Statistics Canada Reports 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996. "Selected Social and Economic Characteristics" (Minister of Supply and Services Canada, Ottawa)
- Convening Circulars - "Statistical Returns - Appendix E" (The Diocese of Toronto, 1998)
- "Diocesan Directory" - January 1, 1998. Incorporated Synod of the Diocese of Toronto.
- "Sizing Up a Congregation for New Member Ministry" by Arlin Rothauge.
- "The Church Growth Diagnostic Clinic"
- "Boomers: Twisting The Retirement Mindset" August 7, 2007 By David Rando, JD, CLU, ChFC
Why not conduct a survey of your own Church on an average Sunday, i.e. not Easter, Christmas or a Baptism Sunday? Draw an "Age/Sex Profile" for your church congregation of percentages of the whole in male/female and in five-year age brackets. Compare it to the "Age/Sex Profile" of your wider parish community. (You will need to compile it yourself from Statistics Canada.) You might be very surprised by the comparison.
"Toronto Diocese Church"
by Ron Meacock © 2017