Peace United Church of Christ
Rochester, MN
Pastoral Search Inventory 

The call of a new pastor is a critical event in the life of a congregation, but also exciting.  It is a time when we can choose our new senior pastor that will shape our collective future.  We have an important opportunity to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves going. Together we get to dream of the future we want Peace Church to have.

This survey is designed to assist in this task. This survey was developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut (

The survey asks you to share some information about your involvement in the church but is mostly focused on what important characteristics you want to see in our new senior pastor.

Completing this survey ensures that your views have been heard and it will give us a baseline from which to measure whether we are moving in directions that we think are important. We ask that each member of your household over the age of 15 complete the survey.

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. To complete the survey, you can begin a new questionnaire and page forward to pick up the survey where you left off.

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 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. It is important that everyone participate in this survey.

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: or
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