Synod Survey Form 2019-2020
La Crosse Area Synod (form developed October 2019). Forms will be accepted until January 15, 2020.
PART ONE – How You Came to This Survey
Please check the best answer to Questions #1 to #6.
#1 – Did you read “Our Next Bishop: A 2020 Study Guide” *
#2 – Did you participate in a discussion of “Our Next Bishop” with others?
#3 – How many people were in your group?
#4 – Please describe the nature of the group:
#5 – Did the Study Guide help you better understand the mission and ministries of our Synod?
Any Comments? (regarding the mission and ministries of our Synod)
Your answer
#6 – Which congregation are you a member of?
Your answer
PART TWO – “WE ARE CHURCH”– OUR LIFE AS A SYNOD
INSTRUCTIONS: Please read and answer the questions below. Consider and Reflect on each one before you respond. Short, one-word responses are actually not very useful. Take as much space as you need. You can change your responses at any point.
#7 – How do you see God working in your own congregation?
Your answer
#8 – How do you see God working in our Synod?
Your answer
#9 – What challenges – both joys and struggles – are facing our Synod and the next bishop?
Your answer
#10 – What challenges – both joys and struggles – are you facing in your own congregation?
Your answer
#11 – What specific gifts should our next bishop bring to our Synod?
Your answer
#12 – How should our next bishop be involved in the life of your own congregation?
Your answer
#13 – What should our next bishop do to help our Synod reflect the changing climate and growing diversity ofour society?
Your answer
#14 – How involved should our new bishop be in the global Church?
Your answer
#15 – How should our new bishop represent our Synod in the public arena?
Your answer
#16 – Consider all the ministries of our Synod (see “Our Next Bishop” Part 3). Recognizing that they are all important, which ones currently hold the highest priority for you? Please select up to six. Which ministries should our Synod sustain and nurture?
#17 – Please share any other thoughts you may have about our next bishop:
Your answer
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