Scan for Opportunities Based on a Neighborhood Mission Area
After scanning for opportunities in a large geographic area, such as a city or state, you can analyze smaller areas with a neighborhood level scan.
Neighborhood scans target blockgroups, and you can see each area's relationships to your existing ministries there. This helps you decide to make a commitment to furthering an existing ministry or starting a new one.
When selecting blockgroups, we recommend selecting the top 5-10 scan results areas from the table. If markers are clustered together, this suggests a potentially stronger target area.
For example, you scanned for opportunities using the state of South Carolina as your mission area and Hispanic/Latino as your target people group. Your opportunity scan results display the Hispanic/Latino population of each blockgroup, as well as any churches you have in that area. You can filter those scan results to find where a Spanish language ministry will be most effective.
- On the Opportunity Scan Report table, under Scan Results , click on a variable to sort the table.
- When the top scan results display, select the ID # beside them. As you select blockgroups, markers display on the map. To clear a target from the map, clear the ID # beside the blockgroup. To clear all targets, on the toolbar, click then .
- Draw a shape around markers that are clustered together. On the Toolbar, click . You can also draw a shape by clicking Shapes on the Navigation Bar.
- Clear any additional shapes, including the one from your original opportunity scan, from your map.
- On the Navigation Bar, click Demographics.
- On the Control Panel, expand Opportunity Scan.
- In the Scan By drop-down list, select Census Blockgroups, the Year you want to generate results for, and a color palette.
- Click Scan.