Guilford Park Presbyterian Church
Pastoral Search Inventory
The call of a new pastor is a critical event in the life of a congregation. It is a time of making a choice about our collective future. This moment provides an important opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves going.
This survey is designed to assist in this task. This survey was developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut (www.hartfordinstitute.org).
The survey not only asks several sets of questions about our congregation's current ministry and your own involvement, but also seeks your input on pastoral leadership and your vision for our future.
Completing this survey ensures that your views have been heard and will provide valuable input for the Vision Planning Team and the Pastor Nominating Committee. We encourage every confirmed member of GPPC and anyone who worships or participates at GPPC to respond.
You may complete this survey online at this site or on paper. If you choose to fill out the survey online, please try to complete it in one sitting. However if you are disconnected or are otherwise interrupted, you won’t lose any of this information as it is automatically saved. Make a note of the last question you answered – both the question number and the section. To complete the survey, you must begin a new questionnaire and page forward to the last question you answered. Continue with the next question.
If you complete the paper survey please return it to the church so that your responses can be entered into the computer. This survey will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
When answering this survey, please check the appropriate box or supply the required information as indicated. If answering questions with a limited number of choices, please choose the answer that comes closest to the right answer for you, even if it does not fit perfectly. Unanswered items reduce the usefulness of the inventory. Please answer the attendance/involvement questions from a pre-pandemic perspective - as you would have answered in January, 2020.
Your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy filling out the questionnaire and that in addition to assisting our church, you find this process helpful in reflecting on your faith, the meaning of your church experience, and your hopes for the future.
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Jan Heywood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Emily Thompson (email@example.com).