Arbor Research Group




What you get from Arbor Research Group

Deep Assessment

Aside from outcomes, people, or financial numbers, it’s a challenge to effectively know the answer to the question “how are we doing?” Our research processes reveal the underlying opinions, perspectives, and implications that give you the picture you need for your better future.

Custom Research

No two challenges are the same so we don’t use cookie cutter strategies or templates. We work with you to determine your needs and then design a study exclusively for your context and budget. You’ll get the insights and information you need to move forward in your situation.

Recognized Expertise

Our research projects span the global and the local. Our proven methods have given prominent businesses and organizations actionable insights they can leverage to strategize for the future across their region and around the world!

Inspiring Outcomes

Our in-depth research will reveal opinions, attitudes, behaviors, and insights (and even a few surprises) that allow you to use the information for making important decisions that matter to your bottom line and a more effective future.

It Pays to Listen: The First Step in Growing a Church

It Pays to Listen: The First Step in Growing a Church

by Terry Linhart Anyone who leads at a church knows that we primarily only hear how things are going when people have a complaint.... well, call it a "concern." Which usually happens every week when it comes to discussing the work of sound guy or the musical choices....

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5 Meeting Trends that May Not be Trending in 2020

5 Meeting Trends that May Not be Trending in 2020

by Terry Linhart As we do various research projects, we collect data at all levels. And, since we conduct evaluations for conferences, conventions, and meetings, we see a lot of data regarding programmatic elements. We usually focus our work on the user experience...

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What people are saying about Arbor Research Group

Having served with Terry Linhart on a major denominational restructuring commission, I saw firsthand his deep love for the local church coupled with his keen insights on how the local church functions best. If you need someone to help you cut through the fog and find solid answers for perplexing questions, Terry and Arbor Research Group would be my “go to” recommendation. They will help you achieve real clarity on your ministry decisions by providing best in class data-driven solutions.

Bill Walter

President, Church Growth Services

As a school with a rich legacy, we desired to partner with the right consulting firm to assist us in learning our strengths as well as our opportunities for growth. The custom quantitative and qualitative instruments created and administered by Arbor provided rich data, leading to measurable and actionable recommendations. If you are a school leader with a pressing research question, I highly recommend Arbor Research Group.

Donna Harris, Ed.D.

President, Minnehaha Academy

We faced the significant challenge (problem?) of assessment in areas of Scripture engagement, spiritual formation, and character development. How do you measure that stuff? Terry helped us to develop both qualitative and quantitative studies which have helped us to discern strengths and weaknesses and also chart strategic ways forward in discipleship. Throughout the experience, Terry has been a true friend and partner in ministry.

Jason Jensen

National Field Director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship


Reach out to Arbor Research Group

Drop us a line anytime, provide as many details as you can, and we will be in touch with you within 24 hours. That’s the level of personal attention we give to each custom project, no matter the size of your church or organization.