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Research

The work of a pastor never really ends. You’re sermon prepping. Then you’re meeting with staff or elders. Next you have a couple visits with a congregant. And as you go from meeting to meeting, you’re thinking about a hundred other things–priorities for your Sunday school offerings, whether to continue growing your congregation or to plant a new church, and how to deal with the hundred different “small” things that come up throughout the week that, when added together, aren’t so small.

The result is what author Chris McChesney calls “the whirlwind.” There are so many things to be managed on a day-to-day basis that it leaves little time for working toward specific goals you have as a pastor or as a church. You really want to read that book, but you haven’t gotten to it yet. You would love to know more about your local demographics to better understand your neighborhood, but you don’t know where to look. Management wins and executing ideas gets lost.

Docent Research Group assists pastors facing these problems, pastors who are wearing too many hats and are feeling spread too thin. Our research team offers services ranging from book summaries to congregational surveys to sermon prep and planning assistance. With Docent Research Group, you don’t need to get bogged down on management. You can also execute important projects. When you partner with Docent, you are extending your research capabilities and guaranteeing that you’ll have the resources you need to do your job well.

Research Projects

  • Book Summaries can help you keep up with the latest big releases or provide a useful overview of a classic book you want to read but won’t get to anytime soon. Learn more …
  • Congregational Surveys are custom designed in order to tap into a church’s unique DNA and address each church’s specific questions and concerns. Learn more …
  • Demographics Using up-to-date government data gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau as well as other trusted sources, Docent can provide detailed, easy-to-digest reports on the demographic and cultural makeup of specific areas and regions that are of interest to you and your ministry goals. Learn more …
  • Position Papers Docent Research Group has extensive experience working with large churches to craft position papers that communicate church belief and policy in clear, easy-to-follow terms. Learn more …
  • Sermon Research Docent Research Teams help preachers by providing an outside perspective and equipping them with research aids and illustrations to help them explain the Scriptures to their people. Learn more …
  • Sermon Series Planning As they develop relationships with pastors, Docent Researchers are able to offer assistance planning out a long-time preaching strategy. Learn more …

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