Year 2020 came and went. We found ourselves amid many uncertainties. For sure, we know that God is with us and we are equipped to do all things through Christ.
To kick off the new year, our Session has selected the HolyCow! Consulting to help us plan our future. The first step is to conduct a congregational assessment. This assessment will provide a clear picture of who we are as a church and what directions are most important for our future. The tool we will use is the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT), which will provide key indicators of our congregational health along with areas of challenge and potential growth. It will help us to collect and understand the range of views that exist at First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen and the possibilities, willingness, capacity, and energy for moving our ministry into the future.
Within the next few days, you will receive an email with a unique web link to complete the assessment online. If you would prefer to take the assessment using a paper copy, please contact the church office at 360-532-1330 or email at email@example.com, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.
NOTE: If there is only one email address for all members of your household, it may be tempting to have one person take the survey on behalf of the family. However, please be sure your spouse and all young adults (16 or above) living in your home have an opportunity to complete the survey. INDIVIDUAL INPUT is key to our gaining insight into overall perceptions and experiences.
Please set aside enough time to answer all the questions. This assessment will take about 25-30 minutes. All survey responses are strictly anonymous. Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this congregational assessment and for helping to build First Presbyterian Church of Aberdeen’s future.
If you have questions, please contact Pastor Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastor Dave Emery