Survey closes February 28

* 4. I attend church in Maine

* 5. Frequency of church attendance

* 6. In which ways are you involved in your church? (check all that apply)

* 7. What do we do well in the Diocese of Maine?

  Not well at all Fair Neutral Well enough Very Well
Outreach
Congregational worship
Speak to and work for social justice
Spiritual development
Pastoral care
Being open and inclusive

* 8. What are the greatest challenges facing the Diocese of Maine?

  Not a challenge A little challenging Neutral Challenging A significant challenge
Geography and size of the diocese
Economic diversity within (across) the state
Processing of social justice issues
Aging of the state and church membership
Financial strains throughout the diocese
Reaching new people in new ways

* 9. What skills and experiences are needed for our new bishop?

  Not important to have A little important Neither important nor unimportant Important Very Important
Good listener
Visionary
Experience with diverse congregations (spiritual, economic, political)
Embraces and presents the gospel in new and innovative ways
Hands-on experience with community organizations and issues
Ability to build bridges across the spectrum of individual religious viewpoints

* 10. What are your hopes and aspirations for our bishop?

  Not important A little important Neither important nor unimportant Important Very important
To provide outreach to the needy
To educate our youth
To answer questions of faith in older parishioners
To answer questions of faith in younger parishioners
To open more congregations in Maine
Renew our spiritual lives through new forms of worship and music

To practice radical hospitality to all

* 11. What does the term "Episcopal Diocese" mean to you? (check all that apply)

* 12. What impact does the Bishop have in your life as an Episcopalian in Maine? (check all that apply)

* 13. What spiritual role does a bishop play in your life? (check all that apply)

* 14. What personal attributes are needed for our new bishop?

  Not important to possess A little important Neutral Important to possess Very important to possess
Inquiring and discerning heart
A sense of joy and wonder
A sense of humor
Deeply spiritual
Accessible

* 15. To where is God calling the Diocese of Maine? (Please limit your response to 2-3 sentences)

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