Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
Pastoral Search Inventory
The call of a new pastor is a critical event in the life of a congregation. It is a time of making choices about our collective future. This time in our church's life provides an important opportunity for us to share together in assessing who we are, where we feel God is calling us, and where we see ourselves going.
This survey is designed to assist in this task. This survey was developed by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut (www.hartfordinstitute.org).
This survey asks several sets of questions about our congregation's current ministry and your own involvement. It also seeks your input on pastoral leadership as we seek to call our next pastor.
This survey is a critical first step as we seek to gather information, As a follow-up to this survey, we plan to conduct a number of Focus Groups to assure that we hear from as many voices as possible.
You may complete this survey online at this site. Please try to complete the survey in one sitting; it will take approximately 30 minutes for you to complete. If you are disconnected, or otherwise interrupted, you will not lose any of your responses; they are automatically saved. To complete the survey, simply begin a new questionnaire and page forward to pick up where you left off.
We are looking for as many responses as possible. Every member of your household 14 years of age or older, or who is a member (including recent Confirmation Class members), is asked to complete a survey. Your responses are anonymous.
Please try to answer every question. When answering this survey, please check the appropriate box or supply the required information as indicated. Where you are asked to answer questions with a limited number of choices, please choose the answer that comes closest to the best answer for you, even if it does not fit perfectly.
We hope you enjoy filling out the questionnaire, and we hope you find the process helpful in reflecting on your own faith journey, your own church experience, and your hopes for the future of Orchard Park Presbyterian Church.
If you have any questions about the survey, please direct them to the Transition Task Force care of Aimee McCann at the church office.
The Transition Task Force:
Carol Blackley, Mary Brummer, Dan Kowalik, Scott McBride, Al Sager, Gerry Scofield, Gary Thomas, Mary Wolf, Pastor Skip Ferguson