Research and Evaluation

Research and Evaluation helps to bring insight, facts and understanding to congregations, synods, members and partner organizations throughout the Lutheran community. Research and Evaluation is where the church counts!

Congregation trend report

Research and Evaluation compiles trend reports for all ELCA congregations. This information provides insights about a congregation which can be especially helpful during planning or the call process. You can find a congregation trend report by looking up the congregation’s name on our map.

ELCA synod statistics

Find your synod reports related to membership, giving, population and demographic changes by connecting to our resources page


Research and Evaluation

Find your synod reports
related to membership,
giving, population and
demographic changes.

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Evaluation Resources


Demographic reports by
ZIP Code allow ELCA
congregations to gain
a general understanding
of their surrounding
communities.

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