Foothills Presbytery Church Check-In
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Required 1.

Please tell us:
1. Name of Person Completing Survey
2. Church Name
3. Your Title & Contact Information

 

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2.
Has your church adopted new ways to worship & do ministry that will continue after the crisis?
YES: We are definitely keeping many new ideas
MAYBE: We are considering keeping several new ways of doing things
NO: Current changes are a stop-gap measure; we look forward to returning to normal ways of doing church after the crisis abates
NOT APPLICABLE: We have not adopted any significant new tools
HELP us out! Let us know what you would most like to continue
3.

How is the way you do worship been affected post-crisis as compared to pre-crisis?

1 - Impaired 3 - About the Same 5 - Stronger 6 - Unsure      
     
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4.

How would you say your congregation anticipates its ability to do ministry, within the congregation and in the community, post-crisis as compared to pre-crisis?

1 - Impaired 3 - About the Same 5 - Stronger 6 - Unsure      
     
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5.

Has your church practiced or continued to offer Faith Formation opportunities for CHILDREN such as:


Virtual VBS
Mid-Week Program
Outdoor Ministry
Other  
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6.

Has your church practiced or continued to offer Faith Formation opportunities for YOUTH  such as:


Virtual Youth Group
Mid-Week Program
Confirmation
Virtual Youth Conference or Camp
Other  
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7.

Has your church practiced or continued to offer Faith Formation opportunities for ADULTS  such as:


Virtual Bible Study
Mid-Week Program
Sunday School
Other  
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8.

Has your church practiced or continued to offer Faith Formation opportunities CHURCH-WIDE for all MEMBERS such as:


Vespers
Mid-Week Program
Social Distancing / Outdoor Fellowship
Other  
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9.
Compared to last years giving trends, we are: 
1 - Behind 3 - Normal 5 - Ahead       
      
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10.
Would you anticipate giving for the remainder of 2020 to be:
1 - Behind Budget 3 - On Budget 5 - Ahead of Budget       
      
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11.
Spending (to-date) is down for most of our congregations.  In light of that, is your congregations operational expense at a level:
1 - Scale Back Staff 2 - Decrease Staff Hours 3 - Continue to do Ministry & Compensate Staff 5 - Expand Staff        
       
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12.

How has this crisis affected your volunteer pool?

Impaired  About the Same  Stronger Unsure      
     
13.
Might your congregation be able to/need to:
1 - Decrease Staffing Hours 3 - Maintain Current Levels 5 - Expand Staffing Hours       
      
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14.
After in-person worship resumes, would you continue live stream worship?
Will Continue
May Consider
Will Stop after in-person worship resumes
N/A
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15.
If your congregation is offering some form of online worship (live stream or pre-recorded), how would you describe the participation trends for this form of worship since the beginning of the pandemic:
Steep Decline
Slight Decline
Holding Steady
Growing
N/A
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16.
How does your church handle Offering as part of the worship service? (Please check all that apply.)
An Invitation to the offering
A dedicated moment for the offering
Online Giving
Clear links and/or instructions for giving
Prayer Over the Offering
Other  
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17.
How is your church celebrating Communion??
We are not offering communion until the Covid19 threat is over.
Virtually with members providing their own bread and juice. The minister leads with the common liturgy online.
When we worship together: members come forward and elders with masks and gloves hand out individual bread and juice.
Elders walk through the aisles (now further apart) and give members elements either using their gloved hands or with tongs.
Passing elements as we usually do.
Other  
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18.
What is your guesstimate for having at least a PARTIAL RETURN (limited numbers and other restrictions) to in-person worship:
Current
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring 2021
Later
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19.
What is your guesstimate for having a FULL RETURN to in-person worship?
Summer
Fall
Winter 2021
Spring 2021
Still not sure
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20.

After you return to in-person worship are you considering? (Please check all that apply.)

Passing the offering plate
Providing an offering box for members/visitors to drop in offerings
Using virtual alternatives to the plate
Exploring other alternatives
Other  
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21.

Do you anticipate the stewardship campaign to be.... 

much the SAME as usual
similar to before with SOME MODIFICATIONS
VERY DIFFERENT - and we have a plan
VERY DIFFERENT - and we want to explore this more
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22.
Has your church applied for or received any of the following programs? (Please check all that apply)
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan from the Federal Small Business Administration (SBA)?
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA)?
Board of Pensions Pastor's Dues Relief or Deferment?
Other  
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23.

What topics would be of interest for programs from the Presbytery Stewardship Committee? (Please check all that apply.)

Fall Campaign 2020: How to do it in uncertain times
How to do offering when back to in-person worship
Messaging generosity when so many are struggling
Planned giving: Is it the right time? Are there tactful ways to proceed?
Online Giving
How are all of the other churches doing through this? What's working?
Small one-time grants for technology & mission
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