2016 Mission survey information
Summary of Mission Survey as of 5/11/16
Mission Possible Update:
THANK YOU to everyone that took the time to complete our Mission Survey during the month of April! We are pleased to report that we collected approximately 60 surveys and emails answering our question: “Serving Others. How should our church do this?”
We received wonderful insight from your responses. The following is a summary and is not intended to reflect the content of every response. In order to break down the broad scope of information, we identified categories of what types of comments were mentioned most often. The following seems to currently be most important to our congregation:
LOCAL – Serving people within our own congregation and locally
HANDS-ON – Serving with hands-on projects (donating time, food, clothing)
ALL AGES – Serving as an inter-generational group (all ages, singles and families welcome)
YOUTH – Working to identify creative and meaningful mission opportunities for RRPC youth
Our existing mission projects received positive comments, specifically Trash and Treasure and the Alternative Christmas Bazaar. There were new ideas mentioned for specific mission projects and we will pull together a comprehensive list as we continue this project. Attention to global issues was also referenced. It was recommended that the Mission Committee improve communication with the congregation regarding mission opportunities and participation.
We will continue to review the feedback from this survey to determine our next steps in this process. In the meantime, we are excited that some of our upcoming and ongoing mission projects such as North Church, Food Sundays, and Trash and Treasure satisfy many of the concepts mentioned most often.
Whenever you see the logo, you will know that we are working to highlight how and why a project is important to our congregation. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts in such a meaningful way!