Congregational Survey Good Samaritan Lutheran Church Congregational Survey SURVEY INTRODUCTION This survey is being initiated by the Church Council of the Good Samaritan Lutheran Church for the following purpose: a) Survey the demographics of our congregation; b) Evaluate how we the Church meets people's spiritual needs; c) Provide feedback so the Church leadership can more accurately set goals for the future; and d) Help the Church leadership see how to better reach out to our community All who are involved in Good Samaritan Lutheran Church (hereafter referred to as "our church") are encouraged to complete the survey. We want to hear from all ages and perspectives; from official members and non-members who participate in any church activities; from those who have been associated with our church for a long time and from those who are new. Please complete only one survey per person. Individual survey responses are confidential. A summary of collective responses will be publicly available. The survey opens May 22th, and closes at 5:00 p.m., June 10th. Completed print-based surveys should be returned to any usher on weekends or the to the office during the week. We thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. Council Members: Don Lorfing, Scott Hove, Rick Byrnes, Barry Tschopp, Regina Vermeulen, Paul Eckhart, Jane Forbes, Erika Noltie, Pete Peterson, Lisa Taylor, Christy Wollin I. Person Information Your Age (required) ---18-2526-3536-4546-5556-70Over 70 Family Information (required) ---MarriedSingleDivorcedWidowed How many children (required) ---012345678910 If Children, what are their ages? Separate by commas Service you attend (required) ---5;00 pm Saturday8:00 am Sunday9:35 am Sunday11:00 am Sunday How many services a month do you attend (on average?) ---1234 or more How long have you attended Good Samaritan? ---1 Year or less1-3 Years3-6 Years6-10 Yearsover 10 Years Number of activities you are involved with, outside of worship services: Such as: mission trip, choir, small groups, Bible study, usher, reader, greeter, communion asst., committee member, council, counter, youth ministries, quilting, etc… ---0 Activities1 Activity2 Activities3 or more Activities Is there anything we could be doing that would make it easier for you to get involved at GSLC? II Worship Please rate the specific areas of Good Samaritan referenced below using a rating scale from 1 to 6. 1 is the lowest/most unsatisfactory. 6 is the highest/most satisfactory. Quality of worship experience: (required) ---123456 Quality of music: (required) ---123456 Friendliness of congregation: (required) ---123456 Friendliness of Pastors: (required) ---123456 Quality of Sermons: (required) ---123456 What do you enjoy most about worship at Good Samaritan What do you the least about worship at Good Samaritan III Facility Do you find the Good Samaritan campus to be well maintained and clean? (required) ---NoSomewhatMostlyVery IV. Spiritual Growth and Church Life Do you feel like you are growing spiritually through your participation at GSLC? (required) ---NoA LittleSomewhatQuite a BitA Lot What activities or ministries at Good Samaritan are helping you grow personally or spiritually? What activities or ministries could we add or improve that would help you grow personally or spiritually? Do you feel GSLC fulfills its mission to be a community that “Loves God, Loves People, and Makes a Difference”? (required) ---YesNo Please take a minute to explain how GSLC fulfills or does not fulfill its mission to be a community that “Loves God, Loves People, and Makes a Difference” V. Outreach and Evangelism If you have been a part of Good Samaritan less than 5 years what attracted you to GSLC? If you have been here longer than 5 years why do you continue to come to Good Samaritan? Have you invited someone to church or to a church activity in the last year? (required) ---YesNo If yes indicate why you invited them: ---They were going through a personal crisisIntroduce them to ChristFriendliness of congregationInvolve them in a fellowship groupChildren's Ministry/Sunday SchoolInvolve them in a service MinistryYouth MinistryInspiring WorshipOther What did you invite them to attend? ---Weekly WorshipEaster ServiceChristmas ServiceTrunk or TreatChurch PicnicSmall GroupScoutsSupport GroupYouth ActivityMusic Event or ServiceSunday SchoolChristian AcademyOther If you have not invited someone in the last two years (I know this may be an awkward question) why not? ---I don't think about itDon’t really know many unchurched peopleFeels uncomfortableDon’t know how to talk about my faith/JesusNot really important to meDon’t feel our church would connect with someone unchurchedOther VI. Communication & Accessibility Do you feel GSLC does a good job communicating events and activities that take place outside of worship services? (required) ---NoSo-SoDecentQuite WellVery Well How would you describe your experience interacting with leadership and staff? (required) ---PoorSo-SoDecentGoodVery Good What forms of communication work best for you (check all that apply) (required) EmailFacebookTextingWebsiteNewsletterSnap ChatHandouts/InsertsWorship Service Spoken AnnouncementsBulletin Announcements Do you have any suggestions on ways we can improve how we communicate events and activities or be more accessible? In order to help the leadership improve it’s ministries to you, your family, or the community please use this area to write down what you consider to be three areas of strength at GSLC: In order to help the leadership improve it’s ministries to you, your family, or the community please use this area to write down what you consider to be three areas that could be improved at GSLC: Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey!!! We value your opinion and appreciate your feedback.