Saturday, June 7, 2014

Survey Request - LDS Growth in Your Area

I have recently revamped my survey for church members and leaders regarding LDS growth in your congregation. Over 300 people filled out the previous member survey. Please take a few minutes to fill out this new survey to assist my efforts with The Cumorah Foundation in studying LDS growth.

The new survey can be found here.

10 comments:

Mike Johnson said...

The Calvert City Branch, Paducah Kentucky Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 4 wards and 4 branches in the stake:

Foxcroft Ward
Fulton Ward
Murray Ward
Paducah Ward
Calvert City Branch
Eldorado Branch
Mayfield Branch
Paris Branch


The Chicago SA Branch, Wilmette Illinois Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 10 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Chicago 1st Ward
Chicago 3rd Ward (Spanish)
Chicago 5th Ward (Spanish)
Chicago 4th Ward (Spanish)
Chicago Lake Shore YSA Ward
Lake Shore 1st Ward
Lake Shore 2nd Ward
Logan Square Ward
North Shore 1st Ward
North Shore 2nd Ward
Chicago SA Branch


The Forest Grove YSA Branch, Forest Grove Oregon Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 5 wards and 4 branches in the stake:

Council Creek Ward
Dairy Creek Ward
Forest Grove 1st Ward
Forest Grove 2nd Ward
Tillamook Ward
Forest Grove 3rd Branch (Spanish)
Forest Grove YSA Branch
Neah-kah-nie Branch
Vernonia Branch


The Parkway 2nd Ward, North Salt Lake Utah Parkway Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 10 wards in the stake:

Eagleridge Ward
Orchard 3rd Ward
Orchard 4th Ward
Orchard 8th Ward
Orchard 10th Ward
Orchard 13th Ward
Parkway 2nd Ward
Parkway 1st Ward (Spanish)
Spring Hill Ward
Vaiola Ward (Samoan)


The Paynesville Liberia District, Liberia Monrovia Mission, was created on 8 June. There are 5 branches in the district:

Gardnersville Branch
New Georgia Branch
Paynesville 1st Branch
Paynesville 2nd Branch
Tinker Village Branch


The Plymouth Ward, Fielding Utah Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 8 wards in the stake:

Beaver Ward
Belmont 1st Ward
Belmont 2nd Ward
East Garland Ward
Fielding Ward
Hampton Ford Ward
Plymouth Ward
Portage Ward


The Stroudsburg 3rd Branch (Spanish), Scranton Pennsylvania Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 6 wards and 4 branches in the stake:

Easton Ward
Honesdale Ward
Nazareth Ward
Scranton Ward
Stroudsburg 1st Ward
Wilkes-Barre Ward
Montrose Branch
Stroudsburg 3rd Branch (Spanish)
Susquehanna Branch
Tunkhannock Branch


The Surprise YSA Branch, Phoenix Arizona YSA Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 7 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Cottonflower YSA Ward
Deer Valley YSA Ward
Glendale YSA Ward
Phoenix North YSA Ward
Rio Vista YSA Ward
Union Hills YSA Ward
Westwind YSA Ward
Surprise YSA Branch

James Anderson said...

That YSA stake in Phoenix covers a large area. From the 17 to west of the 303 and Grand Avenue interchange. That's close to 20 miles from east to west, not sure on north to south. Includes the new temple in its boundaries more than likely.

The Chatelain's said...

It really looks the Reading PA stake will be split. They've created a new ward and transferred two wards from the Scranton stake, so now there are 10 wards and 6 branches. This is now double the Scranton stake

Mike Johnson said...

The Altamira Branch, Brazil Belém Mission, was created on 25 May. There are now 6 independent branches in the mission:

Barcarena Brazil District
Altamira Branch
Brazil Belém Mission Branch
Canaã dos Carajás Branch
Marabá Branch
Paragominas Branch
Parauapebas Branch


The Heidelberg 2nd Branch (Spanish), Heidelberg Germany Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 7 wards and 5 branches in the stake:

Darmstadt Ward
Heidelberg 1st Ward
Karlsruhe Ward
Langen Ward
Mannheim Ward
Rheinpfalz Ward
Saarbrücken Ward
Heidelberg 2nd Branch (Spanish)
Idar-Oberstein Branch
Kaiserslautern Branch
Michelstadt Branch
Worms Branch


The Pasay 5th Ward, Pasay Philippines Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 7 wards in the stake:

Manila 1st Ward
Manila 2nd Ward
Pasay 1st Ward
Pasay 2nd Ward
Pasay 3rd Ward
Pasay 4th Ward
Pasay 5th Ward


The Sena Madureira Branch, Rio Branco Brazil Stake, was created on 1 June. There are now 10 wards and 1 branch in the stake:

Acre Ward
Aquiry Ward
Bahia Ward
Esperança Ward
Floresta Ward
Rio Branco Ward
Seis de Agosto Ward
Senador Guiomard Ward
São Francisco Ward
Universitário Ward
Sena Madureira Branch


The Stroudsburg 2nd Ward, Scranton Pennsylvania Stake, was created on 8 June. There are now 5 wards and 4 branches in the stake:

Honesdale Ward
Scranton Ward
Stroudsburg 1st Ward
Stroudsburg 2nd Ward
Wilkes-Barre Ward
Montrose Branch
Stroudsburg 3rd Branch (Spanish)
Susquehanna Branch
Tunkhannock Branch

Mike Johnson said...

The Easton and Nazareth wards were showing up in the Scranton Pennsylvania Stake yesterday, but today they are showing up in the Reading Pennsylvania Stake.

Why move 2 wards into the Reading stake (with corresponding creation of a ward and a branch in the Scranton stake).

TempleRick said...

Apparently it is in preparation for creating a Bethlehem Pennsylvania Stake in the not-too-distant future.

http://www.missionsite.net/elderzacharywinegardner/viewletter/257853
(scroll to last paragraph)

Mike Johnson said...

Thanks, Rick. The high counselor appears to have spoken this past Sunday at the same time two wards were moved into the stake. If 500 members were needed, the 2 wards just supplied them. If 500 members are still needed, then why transfer the wards now?

I think the new stake might be sooner than the blog suggests.

Our stake needs 500 members to split. I can think of three places where we can get a ward, 2 wards, or a ward and a branch. In the first two cases, the losing stake could easily retain what is required for a stake. So, I wonder if it won't happen any time soon.

Levi said...

The area for the Phoenix YSA Stake is about 15 miles north to south. But in reality most of the YSA's are in a 8 by 8 area centered around Northern Glendale, most of the rest are in Goodyear area near the area force base.

Mike Johnson said...

The Okrika Mainland Branch, Okrika Nigeria District, Nigeria Port Harcourt Mission, was created on 1 June. There are now 5 branches in the district:

Asarama Branch
Bonny Branch
Bori Branch
Okrika Island Branch
Okrika Mainland Branch

John Pack Lambert said...

In my stake they have a YSA branch with the stake running 48 miles by 26 miles, and the branch also drawning some from the neighboring stake which would expand it to 60 or more miles one way, and almost that much the other. However, some of the outlying areas it is hard to get turn out. In the branch my girlfriend it is, more often the YSAs go to the YSA branch for activities than for Church on Sunday.

Still, I cannot consider the Phoenix YSA stake to cover a large area, when we have YSA brnaches with much larger areas here in Michigan.