Your responses are important; they will be used to help guide direction for worship in the coming year. If any questions do not seem to have an answer that is a fit for you, you may leave that/those question(s) unanswered and use the Suggestion/Comment box at the bottom of the survey to respond with your thoughts.
Name (Optional) - Member Survey - November 2021 - Members please respond by December 9.
How well do you understand the mission of the Southside church:
I feel a deep connection to it.
I relate to it.
I would like to know more about the mission of the church.
I don't feel connected to it.
I don't know or understand what the church mission is.
Do you feel welcome at Southside?
Yes, the members make me feel welcome.
Yes, the leadership and the preaching staff make me feel welcome.
Yes, almost everyone at Southside makes me feel welcome.
I don't usually feel welcome nor needed at Southside.
Do you currently attend in-person services at Southside on a regular basis?
No, I participate in the service on live stream.
No, I participate in another church's live stream.
No, I temporarily attend in-person elsewhere.
No, I do not attend in-person nor participate in live stream.
How do you feel about wearing a protective face mask in the church building?
I feel more comfortable attending if everyone wears a mask.
I find wearing a mask inhibits my worship experience but will do so if necessary.
I will not return to in-person service until everyone is masked.
I will not return to in-person service while masks are required.
My health prevents me from being able to wear a mask.
I do not have strong feelings one way or the other.
If you started attending Southside within the past 1 year, what is mainly responsible for bringing you through the doors the first time?
A friend or family member invited me
Posts on social media or live stream
I saw the building and sign and was curious
An online search for a church
A special event or activity
I've been attending for longer than one year
Do you leave most worship services feeling spiritually fed?
Yes. The sermons and lessons, generally, fill me spiritually.
Sometimes. I feel the sermons/messages aren't as relevant to me as they could be.
Rarely. I'm feeling a disconnect with the sermons/messages.
I'm feeling a disconnect because of the doctrine or class topics.
Do you have suggestions for how the worship services and/or Bible classes could be made more fulfilling for you (formats, content, etc)?
Does the worship singing at Southside enhance your spiritual experience?
Yes. The songs help me feel a deeper connection to God.
Yes, but I'd like to have more uplifting selections where appropriate.
We need more songs as part of our worship.
We need fewer songs in our worship service.
I don't feel a connection to the worship singing.
Do you feel engaged in the ministries at Southside?
Yes, I feel very engaged in the ministries and initiatives at Southside.
I enjoy being in the church, but I do not feel inclined to take an active role.
I don't know much about the ministries at Southside, but I would like to know more.
I don't feel the majority of the ministries at Southside are relevant to its mission, so I don't participate.
In which of the ministries do you, or would you, be able to participate?
Assisting with building and grounds
Being a Bible class teacher or aide
Worship leader (singing, prayer, communion, deliver message)
Volunteer in the Food Pantry operation
Volunteer with the youth program
Prepare/coordinate meals for funerals and those who are ill
Do you feel the church at Southside is sensitive to the physical needs of its members?
Yes, I've seen the church helping those with physical needs.
Yes, I've been the recipient of assistance from the church when it was needed.
I'm not sure.
No, I've experienced a physical need, or seen others with needs, and felt nobody noticed.
Do you feel Southside spends in a way that aligns with its mission?
Yes, I feel the spending is on things that really matter to fulfilling the mission.
I feel spending could be realigned in some areas to better satisfy our mission.
I don't know where the spending occurs, but I would like to understand better.
I don't believe church spending is something I need to be concerned with.
Younger than 18
Your comments or suggestions:
Are you a member of this congregation?
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