We welcome your participation in this survey!

The Church Council at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church has begun a strategic planning process, and we want to include as many members in this process as possible.

This survey is intended to receive broad-based, initial input from the congregation members of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church about the overall ministry of the congregation as we make plans for the future.  Results from this survey will inform the specific plans and directions considered in this planning process.

Please answer every question.  It should take about 10-15 minutes to complete. 

All answers are completely confidential.  The survey will be open until December 20, 2017. 

Thank you for your participation!

* 1. How many years have you been attending Cross of Christ?

* 2. How often do you attend worship at Cross of Christ?

* 3. How far do you live from Cross of Christ?

* 4. What is your age?

* 5. What is your gender?

* 6. Do you have children under the age of 18 living at home?

* 7. Participating in worship at Cross of Christ strengthens my faith.

* 8. Participating in worship at Cross of Christ prepares me to live my faith in daily life.

* 9. The worship life at Cross of Christ is inspiring and energizing.

* 10. Cross of Christ is willing to make needed changes to facilitate growth.

* 11. I feel a sense of urgency that changes need to be made at Cross of Christ for the health and well-being of the congregation.

* 12. Cross of Christ considers challenges as opportunities to grow as a community.

* 13. I believe Cross of Christ offers educational opportunities for spiritual growth that meet the needs of a changing church and world.

* 14. I believe Cross of Christ offers enough social ministry opportunities to help meet the needs of our community.

* 15. There are enough small group opportunities at Cross of Christ that bring me into a deep and authentic relationship with God and others in the congregation.

* 16. Over the past 3 years, my faith has been strengthened through my participation at Cross of Christ.

* 17. I would describe Cross of Christ as a vibrant spiritual community.

* 18. I feel a strong sense of belonging at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church.

* 19. I believe Cross of Christ is making a difference in the community and world through its ministries.

* 20. I would describe Cross of Christ as a warm, hospitable community.

* 21. Newcomers are sincerely welcomed at Cross of Christ.

* 22. Newcomers/Visitors tend to return to Cross of Christ after visiting the first time.

* 23. Newcomers can “find their way in” to ministries at Cross of Christ relatively easily.

* 24. I have invited a friend, neighbor, coworker or family member (who is not part of Cross of Christ) to worship with me.

* 25. I have invited a friend, neighbor, coworker or family member (who is not part of Cross of Christ) to an event (other than worship), educational opportunity or volunteer opportunity at church.

* 26. Differences of opinion are welcomed at Cross of Christ.

* 27. I would describe Cross of Christ as a cohesive community.

* 28. I would describe the communication at Cross of Christ as open and accessible.

* 29. It is easy to get information about ministries that are happening at Cross of Christ.

* 30. It is easy to get information about the finances of Cross of Christ.

* 31. It is easy to get information about decisions that have been made by the leadership of Cross of Christ.

* 32. I am rarely surprised by decisions that have been made by the leadership at Cross of Christ.

* 33. I believe the local community knows about the many ministries happening at Cross of Christ.

* 34. I would be interested in hearing about unmet needs in our local community and how Cross of Christ might be able to help meet these needs through new or expanded ministries.

* 35. I believe increasing the visibility of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, and our many ministries in the local community and beyond, should be a priority in this planning process.

* 36. I would like to see a closer relationship between the church leadership and the nursery school leadership.

* 37. The Cross of Christ Preschool is an important outreach tool for our local community, and of great value to our congregation.

* 38. I regularly volunteer at Cross of Christ, whether it be in worship, committee leadership or participation, outreach opportunities, etc.

* 39. I think Cross of Christ's website should be improved.

* 40. How often do you visit the Cross of Christ website?

* 41. I think Cross of Christ's committee structure should be evaluated to see if it is meeting our current ministry needs.

* 42. I financially support Cross of Christ Lutheran Church

* 43. My/Our annual household income is:

* 44. I believe Cross of Christ helps me understand how to faithfully use my financial resources to strengthen the church's ministry in the world.

* 45. I would like to see Cross of Christ help me learn how to strengthen my financial giving to the church and about stewardship of my resources more generally.

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