Hyde Park UMC Vision Survey

The attached congregational survey is anonymous. It will take you less than 20 minutes to complete, and we ask that you complete it as soon as possible, but by no later than July 22, 2018 . These questions are designed to have you think about what is vital for us to address in the future, and we thank you for considering each question fully.

Should you wish to ask questions or offer comments directly to the Vision Team for their response, please email vison@hydeparkumc.org. Thank you for the prayerful attention you give to this survey. A high return rate will ensure clarity in our work together.

 Your response matters! Thank you!

 Magrey deVega      Kim Uchimura         Cheryl Parrish                    Scott Meckley
Senior Pastor          Executive Pastor     Vision Team Co-Chair        Vision Team Co-Chair

What is your age?

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* 1. What is your age?

Does your family include children or youth living at home?  Please select all that apply.

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* 2. Does your family include children or youth living at home?  Please select all that apply.

With which gender do you identify?

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* 3. With which gender do you identify?

How long have you been a part of this church?

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* 4. How long have you been a part of this church?

What first brought you to Hyde Park UMC?

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* 5. What first brought you to Hyde Park UMC?

What keeps you at Hyde Park UMC?  Please select all that apply.

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* 6. What keeps you at Hyde Park UMC?  Please select all that apply.

How strongly do you agree or disagree CURRENTLY with the following statements, using a scale of 1 to 10 where "1" represents "disagree strongly" and "10" represents "agree strongly"?

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* 7. How strongly do you agree or disagree CURRENTLY with the following statements, using a scale of 1 to 10 where "1" represents "disagree strongly" and "10" represents "agree strongly"?

  1. Disagree strongly 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Agree strongly
I currently feel a strong connection to God and my faith.  
I consider myself a fully committed follower of Jesus.
Questions 8 and 9 are designed to compare the difference between where you CURRENTLY are in your sense of connection to the church (Question 8) and how connected you DESIRE to be in the next step of your spiritual journey (Question 9).  The Vision Team is interested in how the church might help you close the gap between those sets of numbers, which you can share in Question 10.

How strongly do you agree or disagree CURRENTLY with the following statements, using a scale of 1 to 10 where "1" represents "disagree strongly" and "10" represents "agree strongly"?

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* 8. Questions 8 and 9 are designed to compare the difference between where you CURRENTLY are in your sense of connection to the church (Question 8) and how connected you DESIRE to be in the next step of your spiritual journey (Question 9).  The Vision Team is interested in how the church might help you close the gap between those sets of numbers, which you can share in Question 10.

How strongly do you agree or disagree CURRENTLY with the following statements, using a scale of 1 to 10 where "1" represents "disagree strongly" and "10" represents "agree strongly"?

  1. Disagree strongly 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Agree strongly
I currently feel a deep connection to other people in this congregation.
I currently receive from other members of this congregation encouragement and support in my faith.
I currently receive from clergy and staff encouragement and support in my faith.
I currently feel I am connecting my gifts and abilities to make a difference in our city and the world through the ministries of the church.
How much do you DESIRE the following, using a scale of 1 to 10 where "1" represents a "low desire" and "10" represents a "high desire"?

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* 9. How much do you DESIRE the following, using a scale of 1 to 10 where "1" represents a "low desire" and "10" represents a "high desire"?

  1. Low desire 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. High desire
I desire a deep connection to other people in this congregation.
I desire to feel that I receive from other members of this congregation encouragement and support in my faith.
I desire to receive from clergy and staff encouragement and support in my faith.
I desire to be connecting my gifts and abilities to make a difference in our city and the world through the ministries of the church.
If the numbers you assign to your CURRENT experience in Question 8 differ from the numbers you assign to the experience you desire in Question 9, what can this church do to help close the gap?

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* 10. If the numbers you assign to your CURRENT experience in Question 8 differ from the numbers you assign to the experience you desire in Question 9, what can this church do to help close the gap?

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