Please complete this report so we have accurate information about the NALC.  We recommend printing the questions from the email sent to NALC congregations or from the NALC website and completing them prior to starting this form. There are 57 questions that should take you about 35 minutes to complete if you have printed and answered the questions in advance. You must complete the online form in one session or you will have to start over completely. However, you are able to go back and change answers on previous pages as needed during the session. Please complete the report by June 1.

If you are unable to complete the online form, a paper copy may be mailed to the NALC office at 2299 Palmer Drive, Suite 220 - New Brighton MN  55112-2202; you may fax it to 651-633-4260; or you may scan and email it as an attachment to agleason@thenalc.org.

Required questions are marked with a red *. You will not be able to submit the report unless you have answered all the required questions. Please note, some required questions have multiple lines to be answered.

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* 1. Congregation name

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* 2. Congregation mailing address and contact information (Please note: the email address you provide here will be listed on the NALC website)

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* 3. Congregation worship location (if different from mailing address)

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* 4. Congregation website address (if applicable)

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* 5. What year does your congregation use for determining the congregation's anniversary?  Please use YYYY format

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* 6. Which option best describes your setting?

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* 7. Campus type

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* 8. Are you a multi-point parish?

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* 9. If yes, please list the name of the other congregation(s) and location(s)

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* 10. If affiliated with a Lutheran church (in addition to the NALC), please check all that apply

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* 11. Total baptized membership - how many of your members are baptized?  Include infants, children, youth and adults

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* 12. Total confirmed membership - how many of your members are confirmed? Include youth and adults

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* 13. Average weekly worship attendance (Enter 0 if none)

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* 14. Were there any changes in your pastoral staff in 2019?

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* 15. List all pastors serving under call to your congregation (name and position)

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* 16. List all pastors serving your congregation but not under call (name and position)

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* 17. List all commissioned lay ministers serving your congregation (name and position)

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* 18. Number of full-time staff members not listed in questions 15 to 17

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* 19. Number of part-time staff members not listed in questions 15 to 17

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* 20. Did your pastor participate in any continuing education opportunities this year?

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* 21. Number of members added in 2019 in the following categories

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* 22. Number of members removed in 2019 in the following categories

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* 23. 2019 Budget information
(You must have an answer in each field; enter 0 if none; round to the nearest dollar (no decimals and cents); numbers only please, no symbols like comma (,)  or $)

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* 24. Has your congregation used the Stewards of God's Influence materials provided by the NALC Living & Giving Stewardship Team?

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* 25. Do you have a team(s) dedicated to discerning, praying about, studying, organizing and communicating mission outreach and congregational multiplication efforts?

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* 26. If you answered yes to Q. 25, who are your team(s)' efforts let by? Check all that apply

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* 27. Is your congregation involved with or support any of the following types of ministries?  Check all that apply

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* 28. What does your relationship with these ministries include?  Check all that apply

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* 29. How did you find the ministries you are involved with/support? Check all that apply

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* 30. Has your congregation planted a mission start?

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* 31. If you are currently planting a mission start, are you partnering with another congregation?

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* 32. What streams of funding are you using for your mission work?  Check all that apply

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* 33. Does your congregation have a focus on aging ministry?  Check all that apply

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* 34. Does your congregation have a website?

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* 35. Do the NALC daily readings feed into your congregation's website or Facebook page? Check all that apply

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* 36. Does your site have a link to the NALC website?

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* 37. What is your congregation's main method of dissemination of information? Choose only one

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* 38. Do you distribute the NALC News in any of the following ways to your congregation? Check all that apply

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* 39. What is your greatest communications need? Choose only one

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* 40. Does your congregation use social media? Check all that apply

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* 41. Does your congregation have someone responsible for communications?

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* 42. In the last four years, how many members of your congregation have entered a program to pursue pastoral ministry?

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* 43. Do you have paid youth and family ministry staff?

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* 44. If no, do you have a primary youth and family ministry contact person?

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* 45. Do your youth participate in local, regional and/or national youth events?

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* 46. Do your youth participate in a mission/service trip experience?

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* 47. If yes, is it primarily organized by your congregation or another ministry/organization?

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* 48. Does your congregation oversee any of the following programs?  (If your congregation leases space to an independent day care or school answer "none of the above.")

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* 49. If you have any programs mentioned in Q. 48, list the point of contact for each: name(s) and contact information

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* 50. Is your congregation involved in the NALC's focus on Life-to-Life Discipleship?

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* 51. If yes, briefly describe your involvement with Life-to-Life Discipleship

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* 52. Did you distribute DiscipleLife 2020 materials (video, print materials) to any member of your congregation?

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* 53. Does your congregation have an informal partnership with a congregation from another denomination? Check all that apply

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* 54. Do you have any additional comments or questions for the NALC staff?

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* 55. Name, position, email and phone number of person completing this report

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* 56. Would you like a pdf copy of this report sent to the email address provided in question 55?

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* 57. Is this report complete?

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