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1 1 Summary Church Survey Results and Next Steps 28 March 2014

2 2 Transition Planning Church Assessment Tool Results Next Steps & How You Can Help

3 3 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. John 1:6-8 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

4 4 “Create an open, inclusive and loving transition process – inspired by the Holy Spirit and bound firmly together in our faith and core values to Know, Grow and Go with Christ – so that the congregation and staff will feel confident and continue to be engaged in our mission as we build upon a solid foundation and history.”. Our Vision

5 5 Four Teams, Led from Within Parrish Leadership Council Transition Committee Call Committee Welcoming Committee End-to-End Coordination and Oversight Strategic Planning Communications Information Gathering Celebrating Pastor Qualley’s Service Preparing LoL’s Call Synod Coordination Vetting of Candidates Coordination of Church Visits Recommendations to Congregation Extending the Call Host Candidates General Assistance Insight & Information In-boarding Education & Training

6 6 Notional Timeline The timeline is largely outside the control of Lord of Life. We are leading and controlling what we can.

7 7 Church Assessment Survey Summary 402 Respondents = 71% Average Worship Attendance Thank You! 402 Respondents = 71% Average Worship Attendance Thank You!

8 8 Satisfaction vs. Energy Transformational Churches are vital and healthy; well prepared to take on major projects and make significant impacts on their communities.

9 9 Congregation’s Priorities The top 3 priorities for Lord of Life church were highly correlated and consistent across the campuses and age demographics!

10 10 Theological “Leaning” vs Adaptability Placement in this sector means that our culture as a congregation values faith as a journey and encourages discovery and dialogue. Flexibility is a very important trait for churches that want to grow and make an impact on others.

11 11 Key Aspects of LoL’s Performance Our gas tanks are nearly full (after all these years)!

12 12 Congregation Involvement Our congregation indicates that we have additional resources with which to benefit the church transition!

13 13 Next Steps Communicate these results throughout the congregation o Broadcasts of results details o Small group engagement Mobilize and empower the Transition, Call, and Welcoming Committees Continue our strategic planning including ministry priorities for Assemble the Call Package, solicit candidates, and prepare for interviews in 3Q

14 14 What Can You Do? Pray for the process and our members who have volunteered to lead through this period Engage in the process and volunteer Ask questions and offer suggestions! Lord of Life is Our church; let’s keep it strong and adapt it to meet the needs of our congregation and community!

15 15 Thoughts? *

16 16 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.“ John 20:21-22 Amen!


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