University Congregational Church
Wichita, KS 67226
Welcome to the 2018 University Congregational Church Planning Inventory and Survey.
This moment provides an important opportunity for us all to share together in assessing who
we are and where we see ourselves going.
This survey is designed to assist in this task. This survey was developed by the Hartford
Institute for Religion Research in Connecticut (www.hartfordinstitute.org). It is similar to the
survey UCC’s church leadership conducted in 2007.
The survey not only asks several sets of questions about our congregation’s current ministry
and your own involvement, but also seeks your input on pastoral leadership and your vision
for our future. Completing this survey ensures that your views have been heard and it will give
us a baseline from which to measure whether we are moving in directions that we think are
important. We ask that each member of your household over the age of 15 complete the
You may complete this survey online at this site or on paper. If you choose to fill out the survey
online, please try to complete it in one sitting. However if you are disconnected or are
otherwise interrupted, you won’t lose any of this information as it is automatically saved. To
complete the survey, you can begin a new questionnaire and page forward to pick up the
survey where you left off. If you complete the paper survey please return it to the church so
that your responses can be entered into the computer. This survey will take approximately 30
to 45 minutes to complete.
Please contact the office at 316.634.0430 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a PDF of the paper
survey. There will also be paper copies available in the foyer during worship.
If you opt to complete the survey using the paper and pen option, please deliver your
completed survey to the church office by May 7, 2018. If you need any assistance with the
survey please contact the church office at 316.634.0430 or Paul Ellis Jackson at
email@example.com Paper copies are available in the church office or by contacting Paul and
he’ll send you the PDF file.
When answering this survey, please check the appropriate box or supply the required
information as indicated. If answering questions with a limited number of choices, please
choose the answer that comes closest to the right answer for you, even if it does not fit
perfectly. Unanswered items reduce the usefulness of the inventory. It is important that
everyone participate in this survey!
Your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you enjoy filling
out the questionnaire and that in addition to assisting our church, you find this process helpful
in reflecting on your faith, the meaning of your church experience, and your hopes for the
If you have any questions about the survey, please contact any member of the Planning
Paul Ellis Jackson 316.634.0430 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Snyder (moderator) 316.351.7122 email@example.com
Barb Mohney (trustees) 316.204.0154 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Brandenberger (office) 316.634.0430 email@example.com