Congregational Worship Re-Entry Survey
The following survey is to help us determine your comfort level with returning to sanctuary Worship once North Carolina coronavirus metrics significantly improve. Please understand our intent is to return to Worship in a way that ensures everyone’s safety. We will continue to act out of an abundance of caution and will likely be even more restrictive than North Carolina guidelines.
We very much appreciate your patience, understanding and prayers. We look forward to sharing Worship in our sanctuary together as soon as practical, but we will be cautious out of our love for everyone.
We thank you in advance for taking your time to complete this survey. Please know that it is anonymous (unless you provide your name in question 19).
When we do return to sanctuary Worship, you should expect the experience to be different. Some of the changes you will likely see include the following:
• “Directed” seating and other measures to facilitate social distancing.
• Temperature checks and/or self-certifications (you acknowledge you are not sick) regarding health questions prior to building entry.
• Use of a registry at the door upon entry.
• Instructions that masks shall be worn when entering the building
• Sanitation procedures will be visible, and stations and products will be prominent.
• Expect no live singing, either from the choirs or within the congregation. Music will likely be instrumental if live, with only pre-recorded music used for vocals.
• Changes to procedures for Communion and the Offering.
This survey includes questions with regard to your current feelings about returning to worship and a couple of other questions.
1. Have you participated in online worship at the Kirk during Covid-19 restriction?
2. As phases 2 and 3 of Governor Cooper’s three-part plan to safely reopen the state allow for face-to-face worship, which best describes your attitude to returning to an in-person worship service at church? Select one:
I will return the first opportunity I am given and gladly follow all recommended public health decisions the Kirk implements to make worship safe for everyone
I will not return to in-person worship if I am required to follow the Kirk's recommended public health safeguards
I will wait several additional weeks before I attend in-person
It may be quite a while before I return to in-person worship service
3. How likely are you to attend indoor worship in the sanctuary when groups of 50 are allowed if appropriate distancing were designated?
Not at all
4. When in-person worship resumes, will you more likely attend in-person or online?
5. We want to know YOUR intentions (if there were no Kirk guidelines): What precautions, if any, would you plan to take when you return to in-person worship? Select all that apply:
I will wear a face mask (even when no longer mandated)
I will stand and sit in places where I will be at least 6 feet from others (aside from my own family)
I will stand and sit in places where I will be at least 10 feet from others
I will avoid shaking hands or any physical contact
I will avoid crowded entrances, hallways, gathering areas
I will bring hand sanitizer
None of these
6. What precautions do you expect our church to take for in-person worship/gatherings? Select all that apply:
All required to wear masks
Social distancing in sanctuary seating
Social distancing at entry ways, hallways, gathering areas
Propping doors open so people do not have to touch handles/knobs
Set up one-way foot traffic entering and exiting building and sanctuary
No handshaking or physical contact
One-use service bulletins
Removal of Hymnals from pews, pew pads, all removable materials
No congregational singing (see another question for more details on singing)
Hand sanitizer stations
Use a new method for distribution of Communion
Use a new method for collecting offerings
Allow a longer period of time between worship service hours
No coffee hour
No small groups following the service
None of these
7. Music is an important part of worship at the Kirk, but recent studies have shown that singing carries a particular danger of spreading Coronavirus. How do you feel about music as part of worship going forward? (Choose all that apply.)
I would attend in-person worship with limited vocal music (a soloist or small ensemble unmasked and distanced, humming or light singing with masks)
I would attend in-person worship with no vocal music (instruments only, no congregational singing)
If there is limited vocal music, I prefer to attend online worship because I am nervous about the spread of disease.
If there is limited vocal music, I prefer to attend online worship because I want to sing
If there is no vocal music, I prefer to attend online worship because singing is critical to my worship experience
8. Would you be willing to attend a worship service at a different time than you typically do to allow people to be more spread out in the sanctuary?
9. If you said “yes” to being willing to attend a service at a different time, what times would interest you?
An additional Sunday morning service
Saturday, late afternoon
10. If you volunteer, are you planning to continue to do so as soon as we re-enter for in-person worship?
11. Outdoor worship: How likely is it you would attend an outdoor worship service in the Fall?
Not at all
12. When safe, would you be interested in joining a small group of around 10 people who would meet together to watch worship, discuss/pray together in a member’s home?
Not at all
13. Communication: Which communication methods have been your PRIMARY sources of information and connection to the Kirk during Covid-19 restriction? (Check your top 3)
Church wide- emailed Krier newsletters
Announcements in the online Sunday bulletin
Announcements in online worship service
Word of Mouth
Phone calls from a leader
Emails from specific ministry leaders
I do not feel I've had communication
I don't know
14. Giving: How would you describe any adjustments you’ve made to your giving during Covid-19 restriction? (Check all that apply)
I've increased my giving to support the mission of the Kirk
I’ve maintained my giving
I've maintained my giving but anticipate a decrease
I've decreased my giving
I've stopped giving
I did not give before Covid-19
I prefer not to answer
15. How long have you been attending the Kirk? (Mark one)
I am new in 2020
Less than 2 years
10 plus years
I don't remember
16. What is your age? (Mark one)
Less than 18
I prefer not to answer
17. Please add any other ideas or concerns that you have in regard to the possibility of returning to physical worship at the Kirk.
If you want to learn how to be a part of the tech team that provides the online experiences please email the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express interest.
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