Year of the Volunteer Survey 2018

In 2018, as part of the Christ Community Year of the Volunteer, we surveyed those at a weekend service about their serving habits. Thank you to the 2,606 of you who responded.

Here are the results:

Question 1

In a typical month, how much time do you spend volunteering in a ministry at Christ Community or with one of our church's Community Impact partners?

  • None - 46.54%
  • Less than 2 hours - 12.37%
  • 2 to 5 hours - 20.80%
  • 6 to 10 hours - 11.09%
  • 11 to 15 hours: 4.75%
  • More than 15 hours: 4.45%

Question 2

If you answered "None" or "less than two hours per month" to the question above, what are the top three contributing factors? (Check up to three responses.)

  • No time in my current season of life. - 47.21%
  • I don't know the opportunities available. - 16.50%
  • I'm scared I'll be stuck if I don't like it. -11.66%
  • I don't feel qualified. -14.66%
  • I don't know how to get started. - 15.54%
  • I don't have a passion for serving. - 5.13%
  • I haven't been asked to do more. - 6.74%
  • Other - 40.25% 

Note: Because "Other" accounted for 40% of the results, we looked at write-in comments to understand what other reasons may be keeping people from serving. We found many sentiments could also be summarized as one of the given multiple choice answers (especially "No time in my current season of life" and "I don't have a passion for serving.") Other responses included "I am new here" and "I just signed up to serve but haven't started!" 

Question 3

If you are serving in a ministry at Christ Community or with one of our Community Impact partners, which one?

The top responses:

  • KidsWorld
  • Genesis
  • Community Groups
  • Usher's Greeters
  • Creative Arts
  • Kids Hope
  • Care Night
Question 4

How many hours per month do you spend volunteering in non-Christ Community Church related community organizations, groups, sports programs, clubs, etc.?

  • None - 48.68%
  • Less than 2 hours - 22.67%
  • 2 to 5 hours - 16.75%
  • 6 to 10 hours - 6.05%
  • 11 to 15 hours: 2.44%
  • More than 15 hours: 3.42%

Demographics Questions

As part of the survey, we also asked about respondents to better know who attends our campuses and how that corresponds to serving.

Length of Attendance
  • Less than 1 year: 12.18%
  • 1 to 2 years: 13.70%
  • 3 to 5 years: 19.34%
  • 6 to 10 years: 20.95%
  • 11 to 15 years: 17.78%
  • 16 to 20 years: 7.28%
  • 21 to 25 years: 5.83%
  • 26 or more: 2.94%

 Campus Attendance
  • Blackberry Creek Campus: 11.22%
  • DeKalb Campus: 24.42%
  • St. Charles Campus: 58.81%
  • Streamwood-Bartlett Campus: 5.55%

Age
  • 11-14 - 5.23%
  • 15-18 - 6.47%
  • 19-23 - 4.34%
  • 24-29 - 6.82%
  • 30-39 - 15.53%
  • 40-49 - 18.36%
  • 50-59 - 24.09%
  • 60 or older - 18.90%

For comparison, we looked at U.S. Census Bureau Survey's five-year estimates for the most-recent time period available, 2012-2016. For a location, we chose zipcode 60175, the area of our original campus in St. Charles. The comparisons:

  • Census: 10-14 - 9.1%  |  CCC: 11-14 - 5.23%
  • Census: 15 -19 - 9.6%  |  CCC: 15-18 - 6.47%
  • Census: 20-24 - 4.8%  |  CCC: 19-23 - 4.34%
  • Census: 25-34 - 8,9%  |  CCC: 24-29 - 6.82%
  • Census: 35-44 - 12%  |  CCC: 30-39 - 15.53%
  • Census: 45 -54 - 18.5%  |  CCC: 40-49 - 18.36%
  • Census: 55-59 - 7.3%  |  CCC: 50-59 - 24.09%
  • Census: 60 or older - 18%  |  CCC: 60 or older - 18.90%
Marital Status
  • Single (Never Married) - 21.98%
  • Married - 65.85%
  • Separated - 1.06%
  • Divorced - 7.68%
  • Remarried - 1.50%
  • Widowed - 1.93%

Gender
  • Female - 57.20%
  • Male - 42.80

Race/Ethnicity
  • Asian or Pacific Islander - 3.51%
  • Black or African American - 3.31%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 5.32%
  • Middle Eastern or North African - .39%
  • Native American or American Indian - 1.18%
  • White - 90.15%
  • Other - 1.50%

For comparison, we looked at U.S. Census Bureau Survey's five-year estimates for the most-recent time period available, 2012-2016. For a location, we chose zipcode 60175, the area of our original campus in St. Charles. The comparisons:

  • Asian or Pacific Islander - 2.5% | CCC: 3.51%
  • Black or African American - 1.4% | CCC: 3.31%
  • Hispanic or Latino - 3.9% | CCC: 5.32%
  • Middle Eastern or North African - No Data | CCC: .39%
  • Native American or American Indian - .2% | CCC: 1.18%
  • White - 93.6% | CCC: 90.15%