Thank you for participating in this study on local church crises. I am a doctoral student at Regent University, a Christian University located in Virginia Beach, VA, and this study is an important part of my dissertation. Little research on crises in the local church has been conducted in the past, so the results of this study should be very valuable to Christian leaders. Although there are a lot of items in this survey, it should only take about 20 minutes to complete. Please finish the entire survey in order to provide a complete understanding of your church crisis experience. Thanks so much for your participation. If you would like a summary of the findings, please indicate so at the end of the survey.