Pre-Assembly Listening Survey

The Leadership Transition Task Force of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod has formulated these questions to compile ideas from across the synod to help in the discernment over what direction Metro D.C. Synod should pursue with the next administration.

Please consider these questions prayerfully and submit your responses by March 1 so they can be shared throughout the synod before the Synod Assembly and election of the Bishop in June 2019.

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* 1. Are you responding to this survey as rostered minister, as a congregation, or as a youth group?

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* 2. Among the following areas of synod life, please identify which the Synod staff, including the Bishop, should prioritize in the coming years?  (Choose no more than three)

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* 3. Which synod endeavors have been particularly effective?  Are there synod activities or initiatives that you especially believe should continue?  If so, which one(s)?

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* 4. Are there synod activities or initiatives that you especially believe should change or end?  If end, which one(s)?  If change, how?

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* 5. Please describe the kind of leadership you would like to see out of the synod office in the coming years.

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* 6. What leadership skills are most necessary for the synod staff, including the Bishop, at this time?

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* 7. What spiritual and/or personal qualities are particularly important for the synod staff to possess and embody in the years ahead?

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