This survey will help us AND our perspective ministerial candidates to better understand who we really are and what matters most to us as a community and as a mission-centric organization.

Please provide the information requested. When faced with a difficult choice, select the one that best applies to you right now. Some of the questions are personal in nature. You can skip any question that you do not want to answer. Keep in mind that the information you provide will help a prospective candidate determine if she or he is a good match for our Unity community.

You will not be asked to provide your name or contact info. The results of the survey will be compiled and a report will be submitted to the Board of Trustees and all who are selected to candidate for the ministerial position.

All adults should complete their OWN survey to more accurately reflect the cultural sentiments of our congregation.

NOTE:  The estimated completion time for this survey is 12 minutes.

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* 1. Please select one

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* 2. What age bracket are you in?

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* 3. What is your employment status?

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* 4. Marital Status

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* 5. How long have you been attending Unity Church of Hawai’i?

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* 6. Please select the one that best applies to you.

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* 7. How often do you attend Sunday services (in person or via live streaming)?

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* 8. How often do you attend classes, book studies, or workshops either in person or online?

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* 9. We have initiated Spirit Groups.  How interested are you in them?

Areas of Involvement and Service

In this section, you will indicate the areas of your involvement or service, now and in the past.

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* 10. Select the areas of involvement and service that you CURRENTLY occupy or participate in. Choose all that apply.

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* 11. Select the areas of involvement and service that you participated in in the PAST. Choose all that apply.

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* 12. We have begun the New Member Orientation classes and part of that class has to do with the Spiritual Cooperative and financial responsibility of being a Governing Member and committing to what you are able to give. Have you heard about this?

What Keeps You Engaged & Involved? 

This section is about those programs, activities, and community functions that, for you, foster transformation and the passion for making a positive difference in our world.

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* 13. Select only those activities and programs that are MOST important to you during the Co-VID pandemic AND prior to it. Identify those that keep/kept you engaged and involved at Unity.

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* 14. Choose five topics that reflect your personal interests / spiritual needs, aspirations, etc.?

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* 15. Who has given you the greatest support during times of opportunity, need, or great challenge? Please answer this for both pre- and post-CoVID

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* 16. If you were going to say ONE thing about what you like best about your experience at Unity Church of Hawai’i, what would that be? What I like best about my experience at Unity is: ____________________. Please answer this with regards to both pre-and post-CoVID. Keep your response to one word or a short word phrase.

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* 17. Do you know the current transitional mission statement of Unity Church of Hawai’i..."Centered in God we are transforming lives to make a positive difference in the World."

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* 18. Have you experienced the fulfillment of this mission in your personal life as a result of being a part of this spiritual community?

Getting to the Nitty Gritty

The new minister will do things differently and create different experiences for us all. This next section is about coming to terms with the past and looking forward to the future. Bringing a new minister into this community is more than hiring someone to do a job, it about coming together to co-create a legacy for the long-term sustainability of Unity Church of Hawai’i. Our new minister ideally will partner with us, supporting us in our efforts to fulfill our purpose and thrive as an organization.
Using the scale of 1 = Strongly Disagree, 2=Disagree, 3 = Not Sure, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree, please rate each statement as it relates to where you are with the following:

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* 19. I have dealt with my feelings of loss, disappointment, or hurt over the ministers who have left or passed away over the past few years.

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* 20. I am excited about the prospects of a new minister for our community.

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* 21. Our church is healthy and we are ready to support the success of our next minister.

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* 22. I have a high degree of confidence in and appreciation for the Board and staff.

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* 23. What's the ONE thing that CANNOT change if you are to continue supporting this ministry?

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* 24. What's the ONE thing that MUST change for you to maintain your support?

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* 25. What's ONE thing that IF CHANGED would move you into greater involvement in the ministry?

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* 26. If you had the power to change anything in your ministry for the better, what single change would you make that would have the most favorable outcome?

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* 27. What is the one quality or ability you want the new minister to have that is as important as being a dynamic speaker and an inspired teacher of Unity principles?

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* 28. What trait or personal characteristic would you find UNACCEPTABLE in someone who would become your new minister?

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* 29. Complete the following sentence: For me, our new minister will...

Bring Our Shadow Into the Light

In 2020, the community completed a GenoGram process that revealed the ministry's pain-body -- shadow beliefs associated with past disappointments. In addition, the community discerned attributes of Being, qualities that would pull the community into a resilient future. In this final section, you will be asked to indicate the attributes and qualities that you see are active in this ministry.
Using the scale of 1= Still highly active in the congregation, 2 = Somewhat active, 3 = Rarely present, 4 = No longer our experience, we would like to know where you do or do not sense the following qualities in the ministry:

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* 30. Not Enough

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* 31. Distrusting

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* 32. Grieving

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* 33. Blaming

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* 34. Powerless

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* 35. Fearful

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* 36. Please provide additional comments (if any) regarding your above ratings:

Using the scale of 1= Highly active in the congregation, 2 = Somewhat active, 3 = Rarely present, 4 = Not happening at all as far as I can see, we would like to know where you do or do not sense the following qualities still active in the ministry:

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* 37. Loving

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* 38. In-Integrity

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* 39. Unstoppable

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* 40. Spirit-led

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* 41. Empowered

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* 42. In-ownership

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* 43. Transformational

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* 44. Please provide additional comments (if any) regarding your above ratings:

Thank you!

THANK YOU for participating in this survey. Your responses are valued and appreciated. They will aid in providing perspective ministerial candidates an accurate understanding of the culture of our ministry.

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* 45. If you have any comments or would like to add additional information about your experience with the community, please do so below.

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