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”
No - Please consider reading the Study Guide. It is available on-line; see the Synod Web Page. You can return to the survey afterwards. Otherwise Skip to #6.
#2 – Did you participate in a discussion of “Our Next Bishop” with others?
No, I read it on my own. Skip to Question #5.
Yes, in a group, but the responses are my own.
Yes, in a group, and the responses reflect the group’s consensus.
#3 – How many people were in your group?
16 or more
#4 – Please describe the nature of the group:
Church Council Meeting
Bible Study Group
Men's or Women's Group
All Clergy Meeting
Special Conference-level Gathering
#5 – Did the Study Guide help you better understand the mission and ministries of our Synod?
Yes, but I already knew most of it
Any Comments? (regarding the mission and ministries of our Synod)
#6 – Which congregation are you a member of?
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?
#8 – How do you see God working in our Synod?
#9 – What challenges – both joys and struggles – are facing our Synod and the next bishop?
#10 – What challenges – both joys and struggles – are you facing in your own congregation?
#11 – What specific gifts should our next bishop bring to our Synod?
#12 – How should our next bishop be involved in the life of your own congregation?
#13 – What should our next bishop do to help our Synod reflect the changing climate and growing diversity ofour society?
#14 – How involved should our new bishop be in the global Church?
#15 – How should our new bishop represent our Synod in the public arena?
#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?
Church in Society Committee
Companion Synod Relationships
ELCA Region 5
Evangelism and Outreach Committee
Global Mission Committee
Luther Pk & Sugar Crk Bible Camps
Lutheran Campus Ministry
Lutheran Office for Public Policy WI
Lutheran Social Services
Lutheran Youth Leading Evangelism (LYLE)
Middle East Subcommittee
Mission Support Committee
Professional Service and Care Committee
Synod Hunger Sub-Committee
Synod School of Theology
Wisconsin Council of Churches
Women of the ELCA
Workshops & Training
#17 – Please share any other thoughts you may have about our next bishop:
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