Allies Ministries has served the needs of youth workers in Minnesota and surrounding states for the past 20 years. We are excited to be leading the charge to collect and provide great data back to the community of Christian ministers, starting with youth workers.
Founded by Michael Swenson in late 2011, SimpleBenchmarks LLC aims to bring affordable personalized benchmark studies to a range of small businesses, professional associations, and intrest groups.
Michael has served as an industry analyst at IDC, Research Director for the CIO Executive Council and Research Director for xPeerient an award-winning, venture-funded start-up based out of Boston.
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MinistryBenchmarks provides assessments and benchmarks that are specific to each role within Christian ministry. We are starting with Youth Workers, both staff and volunteers to share experiences, practices, outcomes and viewpoints about challenges and opportunities in youth ministry. These assessments and the reports are for you! There is no big vendor as the client. Participants share their own viewpoints - MinistryBenchmarks aggregates the data (protecting your identity) and provides personalized reports back to each participant comparing your own practices and outcomes with those of your peers.
We have our sights set on provide complete sets of assessments and benchmarks tailored to each role within ministry:
You set the criteria for your own peer groups within the broader benchmark community and your reports break out the answers to the benchmark questions by those groups. You will see the distribution of answers for all participants plus your personal peer groups.
If you already have an accountablity group or other network. We can provide your group with their own breakout report that is only accessible to members of your group.