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* 1. GENDER:

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* 2. MEMBERSHIP:

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* 3. MARITAL STATUS:

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* 4. AGE:

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* 5. RESIDENCY:

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* 6. How many months in Arizona?

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* 7. H0W LIKELY ARE YOU TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

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* 8. WORSHIP SERVICE MOST OFTEN ATTENDED

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* 9. AVERAGE ATTENDANCE (When in Arizona)

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* 10. IF YOU DO NOT ATTEND SPIRIT OF GRACE REGULARLY, WHAT KEEPS YOU FROM DOING SO?

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* 11. ANNUAL OFFERING PER MEMBER IN HOUSEHOLD

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* 12. WHAT ORIGINALLY ATTRACTED YOU TO SPIRIT OF GRACE?
(You may select more than one.)

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* 13. WHAT KEEPS YOU A PART OF SPIRIT OF GRACE?
(You may select more than one.)

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* 14. IN HOW MANY CHURCH ORGANIZATIONS, COMMITTEES AND MINISTRIES DO YOU HOLD MEMBERSHIP (NOT COUNTING CONGREGATIONAL MEMBERSHIP ITSELF)
i.e. church circles, choir, chimes, ushers, etc.?

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* 15. IN WHAT DENOMINATION WERE YOU BEFORE JOINING SPIRIT OF GRACE?

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* 16. TO WHAT EXTENT ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORSHIP SERVICE EXPERIENCE? - Music

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Music
Chimes
Hymn selection
Number of hymns per service
Piano

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* 17. TO WHAT EXTENT ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORSHIP SERVICE EXPERIENCE? (CONTINUED) - Prayer

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
 Pastoral
Congregational
  Private
  Prayer bench

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* 18. TO WHAT EXTENT ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORSHIP SERVICE EXPERIENCE? (CONTINUED) - Liturgy

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Service format
My spiritual needs are met

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* 19. TO WHAT EXTENT ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH YOUR WORSHIP SERVICE EXPERIENCE? (CONTINUED) - Attention given to sacraments

  Very Satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissatisfied
Weekly communion
Use of Creeds

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* 20. FOR YOU PERSONALLY, HOW SATISFIED ARE YOU WITH EACH OF THE FOLLOWING IN THE MIX OF QUALITIES THAT MAKE A GOOD WORSHIP SERVICE?

  Needs to Have More Emphasis Very Satisfied Generally Satisfied Receives Too Much Attention
Providing time for members to greet one another
Providing worship that is intellectually challenging       
Providing worship that is emotionally moving
Giving attention to sacraments
Praying/meditating silently
Using new or unfamiliar hymns

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* 21. FOR YOU PERSONALLY, HOW IMPORTANT ARE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING IN THE MIX OF QUALITIES THAT ARE MEANINGFUL FOR YOU IN A SERMON?

  Essential Not Very Important Important
Sets forth a clear faith position as a guide for making decisions
Touches directly on my everyday life                                       
Is Biblically based and illustrated                                   
Is challenging and thought provoking
Is comforting and reassuring
Is spiritually moving and inspirational
Speaks to God’s activity in the world and in my life

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* 22. PLEASE RATE HOW OFTEN YOU ENGAGE IN THE FOLLOWING PRACTICES:

  Daily A Few Times A Week Once a Week A Few Times A Month Seldom or Never
Spend time in private devotional activity such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible or spiritual books?
How often do you use the Web?                                 
How often do you refer to the church’s website for church information?
How often do you use YouTube to view church services, Bible studies or special services?
How often do you view the church Facebook page?       
How often do you volunteer your time in service to your church?

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* 23. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS INDICATING YOUR FEELING AS TO WHETHER OUR CHURCH NEEDS TO GIVE MORE EMPHASIS:

  Needs to Have More Emphasis Generally Satisfied Very Satisfied
Helping members deepen their personal, spiritual relationship with God                                       
Providing a caring ministry for the sick, shut-ins, and bereaved
Providing fellowship opportunities for members
Helping members understand their use of money, time, and talents as expressions of Christian stewardship
Encouraging members to use their own gifts for ministry and service
Providing staff/leadership training
Providing information and assistance regarding legacy giving or bequests

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* 24. CONSIDERING POSSIBLE WAYS TO BETTER SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL AS WELL AS RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS, PLEASE RATE THE PRIORITY OF EACH OF THE FOLLOWING EFFORTS:

  High Priority Moderate Priority Low Priority No Priority
Stressing from the pulpit the importance of members inviting others to visit the Church                                         
Appealing to members to make a personal witness about their faith to others          
Using the church website
Developing church programs especially targeted to the religiously unaffiliated in the community                                    
Adding periodically some contemporary or Gospel music to the choir presentations 
Installing large projector screens for music and readings                            
Developing home Bible, prayer and study groups to which non-member friends are invited                                   
Publicizing church services and events in the surrounding community                
Considering establishment of a satellite location or supporting a mission congregation

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* 25. TO WHAT EXTENT DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE REGARDING CHURCH DECISION MAKING, SHARING INFORMATION, AND DEVELOPING RESOURCES?

  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree 
Members are well informed about what the various committees and groups in the church are doing.
Members are encouraged to speak with Council members and church leaders regarding their questions and concerns
Members get a lot of support for working to develop new ministries and groups.
Important decisions about the life of the church are rarely made without open discussion by church leaders and members.

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* 26. PLEASE RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING ITEMS INDICATING YOUR FEELINGS AS TO WHETHER SPIRIT OF GRACE IS MEETING YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH:

  Not Satisfied Generally Satisfied Very Satisfied
My relationship with God has grown because of my affiliation with Spirit of Grace.      
My relationship with other Christians at Spirit of Grace has grown because of my affiliation with Spirit of Grace.
My relationship with others in the world, near and far, has grown because of my affiliation with Spirit of Grace.   

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* 27. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION:

Part 1:
When you think about the various aspects, activities, and ministries of Spirit of Grace, what are three things that you feel are exceptional in this church that keep you coming back—those you would not want to diminish or have go away?

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* 28. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO PROVIDE YOUR COMMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

Part 2:
What three things at Spirit of Grace cause you to wonder “Why are we doing things that way?” or “I wish we did things another way.” Following each of these, please include ideas on how you would change/enhance these things

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