March 1, 2013
TO: Congregation Leaders
FROM: The Diocesan Steering Team
RE: “Church” Survey
What comes to mind when you think of the word “Church”? Can you put your thoughts in 6 words or less? We really hope you will.
Perhaps more challenging, what do our neighbors think when they hear the word “Church”? We’d like to get them to put their thoughts in six words as well.
As we look toward the vibrant future God is calling us into, we need to know what we don’t know. This simple survey is a way to begin exploring what the church means to people, those in it and those not. We’re excited about this opportunity to learn, and intend to share the information broadly with you.
We’re asking our people across the diocese to help us distribute this survey. Please print and share the attached postcards with your congregations, encouraging them to offer postcards to people they encounter in their daily lives: friends and strangers, their grocery clerks and insurance agents, people who attend church and people who would never consider it. It’s impossible to distribute this too widely or get too much input.
(Our survey is also available online, so please distribute the link to your congregations and on your social media: http://bit.ly/15AaGXT
We’re grateful for your participation, and look forward to the results of this survey.
Kelly Nolen Sarah Monroe
MaryAnn Seward Brad Howard
Selene Nesland Robert Ogden
Chuck Miller Eliacin Rosario-Cruz
Doyt Conn RC Laird
Greg Rickel George Boyle
Jim Campbell Greg Rhodes