University Congregational Church
Wichita, KS
Church Planning Inventory 

Welcome to the 2018 University Congregational Church Planning Inventory and Survey.

This moment provides an important opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves going.

This survey is designed to assist in this task. This survey was developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut ( It is similar to the survey UCC’s church leadership conducted in 2007.

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 pastoral leadership and your vision for our future. 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.

Please contact the office at 316.634.0430 or for a PDF of the paper survey. There will also be paper copies available in the foyer during worship.

If you opt to complete the survey using the paper and pen option, please deliver your completed survey to the church office by May 7, 2018. If you need any assistance with the survey please contact the church office at 316.634.0430 or Paul Ellis Jackson at  Paper copies are available in the church office or by contacting Paul and he’ll send you the PDF file.

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 any member of the Planning Committee:

Paul Ellis Jackson                          316.634.0430            

Pat Snyder (moderator)                316.351.7122              

Barb Mohney (trustees)                316.204.0154            

Heidi Brandenberger (office)        316.634.0430