SCOB Congregational Survey
This moment provides an important opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who we are and where we see ourselves going as a church. This survey is designed to assist in this task.

The survey asks questions about our congregation's current ministry and staffing, and also seeks your input on church priorities and your vision for our future.

Completing this survey ensures that your views have been heard and it will give us a baseline to measure whether we are moving in the right direction.

You may complete this survey online or on paper. The paper version is available in the church narthex. This survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Your responses are anonymous. We hope you enjoy filling out this survey and that in addition to assisting our church, you find this process helpful reflection. We appreciate your feedback!

If you have any questions about the survey, please ask Delmer Botkin (540-350-2798) or send an email to stauntonbrethren@gmail.com.

Our Current Ministry
Each of the following represent ministries that our church attempts to provide. Please indicate next to each task - whether you feel our congregation needs to give it more emphasis; whether you are generally satisfied with our congregation's current performance; or whether you feel the task currently receives too much emphasis.
Tasks of the Church
Needs More Emphasis
Satisfied
Receives Too Much Emphasis
1. Offering meaningful worship services and preaching
2. Providing Christian education for children (ages 0-12)
3. Providing Christian education for youth (ages 13-18)
4. Providing Christian education for adults (ages 19 and up)
5. Providing visitation for the sick, shut-ins, and the bereaved
Tasks of the Church (continued)
Needs More Emphasis
Satisfied
Receives Too Much Emphasis
6. Providing visitation to others in our church family
7. Providing pastoral counseling to those in need in our church family
8. Offering fellowship opportunities for the church
9. Helping people discover their own gifts for ministry and service
10. Coordinating service projects/missions work in the local area
Tasks of the Church (continued)
Needs More Emphasis
Satisfied
Receives Too Much Emphasis
11. Coordinating service projects/missions work in other areas
12. Witnessing to and in the community
13. Incorporating contemporary and traditional music in worship
14. Expressing Brethren denominational heritage or traditions
15. Addressing the needs and interests of youth
Tasks of the Church (continued)
Needs More Emphasis
Satisfied
Receives Too Much Emphasis
16. Addressing the needs and interests of young adults
17. Addressing the needs and interests of senior adults
18. Participating in activities and programs with other local religious groups
19. Supporting peacebuilding and conflict resolution
20. Making a connection with / providing orientation to new people
21. Teaching and practicing good stewardship
Looking Forward
Our vision statement for Staunton Church of the Brethren is "worshiping Christ with joy, living together in peace, and serving the world with love". With that in mind…
What are three things from the 21 tasks that our congregation does best?
Your answer
What are three things from the 21 tasks that you would most like to see strengthened?
Your answer
Are there things that our church needs to focus on that were not represented in the list above? Please describe.
Your answer
What would be the best way to meet the important needs of our church that you’ve identified?
Your answer
Would additional staff be the best way to address the needs you’ve mentioned on this page?
Comments for the question above
Your answer
What do you see as the most crucial needs in terms of staffing for our church, in the short term (in the next 3 to 5 years)? What about the future (more than 5 years out)?
Your answer
Background Information
Please tell us more about those completing this survey. Check all that apply.
Gender
Age
In what denomination were you raised? (If there were multiple, which did you identify with most when you were growing up?)
How long have you been attending this church?
Which best describes your current household?
Was this survey meant to represent a household (i.e. more than one person’s opinion)? If so, please specify the number of people represented.
Your answer
On average, how many Sundays might you attend church each month?
Are there things that the church needs to address that would increase your interest in attending church in the future? If so, please describe...
Your answer
There are many opportunities to participate in the life of the church (commissions, Sunday School, choir/chorus, church board, ushers, volunteering for events, etc.). Overall, how would you describe your involvement?
Are there things that the church needs to address that would increase your interest in being involved in the future? If so, please describe...
Your answer
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