LTS survey of Effective and Engaged Synod Ministries

This survey is being conducted by Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon as a research project led by Dr. Cam Harder. The data you provide will be used to explore ministries in your synod that engage the core concerns and passions of Canadians. Your participation will help us to identify resources and design training for leaders who can be catalysts for deeply engaged ministry.

* 1. What synod are you from? This question is not intended as a way to identify you, but simply to help us identify regional interests and needs.

* 2. What are one or two things that keep you awake at night?

* 3. What concerns do you think keep folks in your community awake at night?

* 4. What are some of the big questions of life that you or people in your parish are interested in?

* 5. What aspects of spiritual life or faith formation are you (or others you know) interested in exploring?

* 6. What aspect of your congregation's ministry has deeply engaged a particular group in your community? Describe the group.

* 7. What topics might you be interested in exploring further? Check all that might interest you. The next question allows you to add your own topic(s).

* 8. What other topics are you interested in exploring further that aren't mentioned in the question above?

* 9. Are there any of the courses above (suggested by ourselves or by you) that you would be willing to take this coming year if it was offered in an accessible format (intensive or on-line)? Which one(s)?

* 10. The survey you have taken is confidential. You are not expected to give us any contact information. However if you are willing to speak further with Dr.Harder about your experience it could be very helpful to identify training resources for deeply engaged ministry. In that case please give below whatever contact information you feel comfortable providing. Dr. Harder would be happy to talk with you and will keep any additional information that you provide as private as you wish.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO HELP US STRENGTHEN THE TRAINING OF OUR CHURCH'S LEADERSHIP IN THEIR ABILITY TO MOBILIZE MISSION IN OUR COMMUNITIES!

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