GSLC Ministry in a Pandemic Survey
This survey has two sections: the first asking about digital ministry offerings (3-5 minutes), the second asking about your sentiments around re-opening (2 minutes). Thank you in advance for your input!
When social distancing began, the church staff created some digital offerings to meet our faith community's spiritual hunger in this time. Now that we're a few weeks in, they're up for review. We cherish your feedback about both the existing offerings and new ideas that we have brainstormed.
Below are the options we currently offer for digital ministry. Please check the ones that interest you.
Sunday morning worship (Sundays at 9am)
Sunday coffee fellowship (Sundays at 10am)
Adult Forum (Sundays at 10:30am)
Connect & Pray (Tuesday at noon)
Midweek Evening Prayer (Wednesdays at 7:30pm)
Children's Corner (Hilary introduces bible story; Fridays at 10am)
"Music to Start Your Day" emails (daily)
OPTIONAL: What do you enjoy or wish was different about these offerings?
Below are newly-brainstormed options for real-time digital ministry. These options would occur at a scheduled time on Zoom. Check all that are of interest to you.
COVID-19 panel featuring panelists from our congregation, including scientists working on a vaccine and nurses in impacted healthcare settings.
Virtual Small Groups (grouped by age demographic or interest. For example: young adults, families with children, OWLS online, baking, crafting, book club, dinner club, happy hour)
IF YOU CHECKED THE "SMALL GROUP" BOX: What kind of small group would be of interest?
OPTIONAL: Do you have ideas to add to this list? Questions about these ideas? See something you'd like to lead? Please let us know below!
Below are newly-brainstormed options for pre-recorded ministry offerings: videos that would be uploaded to our Facebook page and YouTube channel. You'd be able to engage with them at your own pace, on your own schedule. Please check those that are of interest.
Sunday School start-ups: Hilary would provide parents with a 5-minute video that leads into an at-home activity for children.
Song of the Week: a deep dive into one hymn/praise song a week with reflections by church staff.
Online Prayer Wall: a visible online place to leave petitions for the community to hold.(We don't know of a platform that would easily lend itself to this, so if you do, please let us know below!)
Weekday devotions: a morning or evening prayer video.
TheoloZin: Pastor Larson's dog and other staff pets 'answer' your burning theological questions
Occasional devotional videos: for example, Pastor Larson's breadmaking video from Saturday 4/25, or the bishop's video about creating an altar at home. We envision incorporating members of the congregation into this option by pre-recording Zoom calls as we discuss a topic or share in an activity.
OPTIONAL: Please leave your feedback, ideas, or more detailed responses below.
Below are a series of options that don't involve a screen! Check those that are of interest to you.
Picking up an ELW (our hymnal) from the church to have and use at home for the duration of social distancing.
Prayer Patio Memorials: creating a physical space on our prayer patio to remember those who have died during the pandemic. You would be welcome to stop by to leave remembrances or spend time in prayer.
Making masks (currently ongoing!)
OPTIONAL: Please leave any further feedback below:
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