1. Introduction

First Baptist Church
Andalusia, AL
Church Profile Inventory

Why is a plan like this one necessary? Because of the rapid changes of our culture and the need for churches today to engage people with the Gospel, the congregation voted to think strategically about how we might fulfill God’s mission in our community more effectively. This moment provides an important opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves going.

This plan is an attempt to “re-dream” and focus our ministry plans for the next three to five years and beyond. This survey is designed to assist in this task. This survey was developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut (www.hartfordinstitute.org).

The pastor and vision team of First Baptist Church desires to have your input! As you know we are in a vision process to better understand God’s unique vision for First Baptist Church, Andalusia. Part of that process is to gather information from you concerning our ministry.

The survey not only asks several sets of questions about our congregation's current ministry and your own involvement, but also seeks your input on church dynamics and your vision for our future.

Please take a few minutes to give your answers and insights through the survey questions.

Completing this survey ensures that your views have been heard and it will give us a baseline from which to measure whether we are moving in directions that we think are important. We ask that each member of your household over the age of 15 complete the survey.

You may complete this survey online at this site or on paper. If you choose to fill out the survey online, please try to complete it in one sitting. However if you are disconnected or are otherwise interrupted, you won’t lose any of this information as it is automatically saved. To complete the survey, you can begin a new questionnaire and page forward to pick up the survey where you left off.
If you complete the paper survey please return it to the church so that your responses can be entered into the computer. This survey will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

When answering this survey, please check the appropriate box or supply the required information as indicated. If answering questions with a limited number of choices, please choose the answer that comes closest to the right answer for you, even if it does not fit perfectly. Unanswered items reduce the usefulness of the inventory. It is important that everyone participate in this survey!

Your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy filling out the questionnaire and that in addition to assisting our church, you find this process helpful in reflecting on your faith, the meaning of your church experience, and your hopes for the future.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact: Jeanne Bozeman at: jbozeman@fbcandy.org.