Dear Metropolitan  Member:

Metropolitan has a rich history as a thriving community of worship for more than 150 years. But while we may glance at our past, it is crucial that we fix our gaze on the future that God has for us. As we work together to chart our course, we need to learn more about you and  hear what you are thinking about the church and the role it plays for members and the community. Please take a moment and complete this survey. Hearing your feedback on how we are doing is critical as we continue to grow together in Ministry. Thank you and may God  bless you. Let’s Move Forward!

Pastor Watson

* 1. What is your gender?

* 2. What is your age?

* 3. Which of the following best describes your current relationship status?

* 4. How many children, by age, currently live in your household?

* 5. Which of the following categories best describes your employment status?

* 6. What is the highest level of school you have completed or the highest degree you have received?

* 7. What is your approximate average household income?

* 8. How long have you been a member of Metropolitan Baptist Church?

* 9. Where do you live?

* 10. How long does it usually take to travel from home to church?

* 11. On average how many times do you attend Metropolitan?

* 12. How many persons or families have you invited to visit or join the church in the past year?

* 13. What, if anything, prevents you from inviting more persons to attend Metropolitan? Please explain

* 14. Listed below are a number of tasks of the church. Please select the box that best describes your view of how Metropolitan performs each task.

  Needs more emphasis Receives too much emphasis Generally satisfied Very Satisfied
Helping members deepen their personal, spiritual relationship with God.
Sharing the gospel with the unchurched
Engaging in acts of charity and service in the community
Addressing issues of social and economic justice
Providing ministry for sick, shut-in and bereaved
Providing fellowship opportunities for members
Encouraging members to give generously to the church
Incorporating new and creative forms of praise and worship
Helping members discover their own gifts of ministry.

* 15. Please check the box that best describes your view of the following statements.

  I Don't know Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
It is easy to summarize for visitors and nonmembers how our congregation differs from other congregations in the area.
Members help each other out in times of trouble.
The current morale of church membership is high.
Metropolitan needs to maintain a more active presence in Washington, DC.
Metropolitan should devote the bulk of its outreach and ministry focus towards the Largo community and Prince George's County generally.
The Order of Worship Service on Sunday should be consistent and remain the same.

* 16. The primary reason or reasons I attend worship at Metropolitan is because (check no more than two)

* 17. Rate how much you agree with the following statements.

  Never Rarely  Some of the time Most of the time All of the time
I find MBC's services spiritually uplifing
The sermons help me grow and understand my faith better
I want to be personally greeted by the pastor when I attend worship
I miss the fellowship opportunity provided by gathering in K-Hall and or the school cafeteria between worship services
It often feels crowded in worship
I feel like other people in worship know who I am and notice when I am gone
I reflect or meditate on the worship service during the week
I make use of MBC's on-line streaming capability

* 18. The most important component of worship service is:

* 19. Would your family be interested in attending activities sponsored by the Youth Ministry outside of the church with other families of Metropolitan during the week and or weekend (i.e.) movies, roller skating amusement parks

* 20. What do you like most about the Youth Ministry (choose all that apply)

* 21. What do you think is the greatest area for improvement within the Youth ministry (choose all that apply)

* 22. How important a factor is the Youth Ministry in you remaining involved or as members of Metropolitan?

* 23. Is there anything at all that you feel is essential to the continued growth of our church that has not been covered by this survey? If so please explain below. Please include any concerns you may have about issues raised in this survey or anything else you feel led to share.

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