Part 1: Demographic Information
Part 2: About our Church
“Where could our church use the most improvement?”
Healthy Community (67)
- Inclusive to all
- More continuity and fellowship between all four of the services each weekend.
- Continue to do what we do
- There needs to be as many ways as possible to connect into the community besides worship services, Bible study classes, and Wednesday night.
- Work to make Friday night church and Sunday morning church connected through relationships.
- Pull back on three Sunday services- it strains staff
- More variation with the music and worship service
- More contemporary elements in worship
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (19)
- More racial diversity
- We could be clearer on our views and be more of a leader with our association with the CBF
- My conservatism is not accepted
Lay Leadership (17)
- More people getting invested, volunteering and taking ownership of ministries
- Including a broader cross-section of individuals in leadership positions
- Mission involvement by more people and personal / family stewardship
- Involve more members in the operation of the church
Social Justice (16)
- Balancing social justice and worship.
- We do a good bit of activism and social justice but I can’t help but feel we could push it further.
- I appreciate our social justice work, but would like to feel we weren’t trying to take up every cause
- Keep being a prophetic voice in the community.
- While I want to support much of what CBF does, I’m not OK with their hypocrisy in their hiring policy as it relates to LGBTQ equality.
Intergenerational Connections (15)
- Continue creative means to intermingle all our age groups and interests
- Cross generational engagement
- Reduce generational silos and continue to encourage/grow engagement within the community
- Intergenerational involvement. I feel like we are very social justice minded as a church yet we are very segregated when it comes to our congregational interactions.
- Availability of parking
- No room to grow
- New ways to use space in daily ministry alongside the community
- Financial giving to support aging building infrastructure
- Processes like these could be faster
- Pastoral care coverage and coordination
- Fiscal responsibility
Part 3: About our Future Pastor
“Is there anything else you think we should know?”
110 Total responses
- Identity reflects Baptist heritage with challenges
- Intergenerational congregation valued, but brings challenges
- Diversity is a strength and a challenge to manage (boundaries)
- Worship is very significant
- Healthy community is an asset and an ongoing challenge
- Lay leadership valued by the congregation
- We appreciate our church staff members