St. Luke s New Rector Search Process Parish Survey Results. Parish Meeting August 21, 2016

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1 St. Luke s New Rector Search Process Parish Survey Results Parish Meeting August 21, 2016

2 Prayer for the Selection of Our New Rector Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

3 Parish Meeting Agenda Review Process for New Rector Search Parish Survey Results Who We Are and What We Do What We Need/Want in the Future What We Will Offer a New Rector Our Key Issues, Concerns and Ideas What Does It All Mean? What Do You Think?

4 The St. Luke s Rector Search Process

5 The St. Luke s Rector Search Process 1. INFORMATION GATHERING - information, perspectives and opinions to honestly and accurately describe St. Luke s our strengths, areas for improvement, ministries, vision, and future needs. 2. PARISH PROFILE / CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT - used to advertise the position and recruit interested and eligible candidates for St. Luke s. Who We Are What We Want or Need in the Future What We Will Offer a New Rector What We Expect from a New Rector 3. CANDIDATE SCREENING - screen eligible candidates for ultimate consideration by the St. Luke s Vestry. 4. VESTRY INTERVIEWS/CALL TO SERVE - Once the top candidates have been identified, then the Vestry takes on the tasks of meeting and interviewing the candidates. The Vestry will make the decision about who to call to serve as the new rector of St. Luke s.

6 The St. Luke s Rector Search Process If the process of finding a new rector for St. Luke s was simply a hiring process, we could make that choice in a month or two. The St. Luke s Rector Search Process is a discernment process guided by faith and prayer. Discernment for the St. Luke s parish family and leadership Discernment for the priests (and their family) interested in being St. Luke s next rector

7 St. Luke s Search Committee Kris Bonner Steve Clark Walt Gasior Darian Kedy Jim Liehr, Chair Monica Martin We are committed to providing full and regular communications with the St. Luke s family throughout this process. We are also committed to being as open, transparent and inclusive in our work as we are able with one exception. The one exception will be our need for strict privacy during the candidate screening, Vestry interviewing and candidate calling steps.

8 Overview St. Luke s Parish Survey Results 140 Completed Surveys 62% Response Rate!! Survey results used to inform the work of the St. Luke s Search Committee and Vestry during our discernment process to select a new rector. Writing the Parish Profile Screening of potential candidates Preparing questions we ask in the interviews Your ideas, perspectives and opinions are critical in describing who we are as a parish as well as what we want and need in the future.

9 Who We Are and What We Do

10 Who We Are and What We Do Age of Parish Survey Respondents 40% 1% 7% 16% 36% % married or widowed 14% Marital Status 9% 3% 74% Single, Never Married Married/Domestic Partner Widowed Divorced Marital Status Percent Age Percentage Single, Never Married 3% % % % % 70 or older 40% 76% aged 55 and older Married or Domestic Partnership 74% Widowed 14% Divorced 9% Separated 0

11 Who We Are and What We Do How Often Percent Every Sunday 49% 1-3 times per month 39% 1-3 times every three months 4% A few times a year 7% I do not attend worship services at St. Luke s 1% Attendance Every Sunday 83% attend 1-4 times each month Service Percent Sunday 8:00AM 27% Sunday 10:30AM 69% Monday 5:30PM 3% Thursday 12:00PM 1% Service 4% 39% 7% 1% 49% 1-3 Times per Month 1-3 Times Every 3 Months A few times a year 27% attend 8:00 and 69% attend 10:30 69% 1% 3% 27% Sunday - 8:00 AM Sunday - 10:30 AM Monday - 5:30 PM Thursday - 12:00 PM

12 Who We Are and What We Do Years as Epicopalian Years as Episcopalian Percent 0-5 years 14% 12% 18% 10% 14% 14% 16% 16% 0-5 years 6-15 years years years years years 65+ years 30% - members 0-15 years 40% - members years 30% - Episcopalians for more than 50 years 6-15 years 16% years 16% years 14% years 10% years 18% 65+ years 12% TOTAL 100%

13 Who We Are and What We Do Years as St. Luke's Member Years as St. Luke s Member Percent 8% 1% 14% 26% 15% 22% 14% 0-5 yrs 6-15 yrs yrs yrs yrs yrs 65+ yrs 26% - members 5 years or less 36% - members 6-25 years 29% - members years 9% - members more than 50 years 0-5 years 26% 6-15 years 22% years 14% years 15% years 14% years 8% 65+ years 1% TOTAL 100%

14 With Arms Wide Open is an appropriate vision for St. Luke s. 4% 96% St. Luke s Parish Survey Results Who We Are and What We Do Together, we keep our Arms Wide Open to God, each other and those in need. YES NO It is easy for a new member to become involved in the life of the church. I believe that every St. Luke s member should have at least one ministry serving the church and one ministry serving the community. 21% YES NO 14% 86% YES NO 79%

15 Who We Are and What We Do St. Luke s Ministries NUMBER In the Church % In the Community % In the Diocese 22 5% Total Ministries 485 PERCENT St. Luke's Ministries Currently Served 40% 5% 55% In the Church In the Community In the Diocese 3.5 current ministries per member completing survey.

16 What We Need/Want

17 What We Need/Want Church Functions Celebrating the Eucharist and Sacraments 4.81 Importance Not Important Important Very Important Pastoral Care/ Ministry During Personal Crisis 4.76 Communicating the Gospel 4.71 Episcopal Youth Program (Young Disciples) 4.68 Christian Education (Pre-School - 6th Grade) 4.57 Incorporating New Members into Church Life 4.50 Christian Education (7th Grade - High School) 4.48 Christian Education (Adult) 4.36 Developing Personal Spiritual Growth 4.36 Seeking and Adding New Members 4.22 Developing Church Community and Fellowship 4.21 Support Service Activities in Community 4.07 Developing Personal Ministry 4.00 Concern with Social Issues 3.91 AVERAGE 4.40 Every Church Function is important to the St. Luke s Family. We need and want it all!!

18 What We Need/Want Functions and Duties of a Rector Helping People Deal with Personal Crisis 4.80 Preaching 4.72 Leading Worship Services 4.68 Hospital Visitation 4.42 Leading Others Toward Personal Spiritual Growth 4.40 Incorporating New Members into Church Life 4.38 Counseling 4.38 Teaching 4.34 Home Visitation 4.27 Seeking and Adding New Church Members 4.26 Working with Youth 4.07 Helping to Resolve Conflicts 4.06 Parish Organization and Administration 3.94 Involvement in the Local Community 3.93 Concern with Social Issues 3.90 Ministry Outside the Church 3.86 Diocesan Activities 3.82 Community Ministerial Activities 3.78 Stewardship and Finance 3.68 Importance AVG 3.97 Not Important Important Very Important Every Function and Duty of a Rector is important to the St. Luke s Family. We need and want it all!!

19 What We Need/Want The St. Luke s Search Committee already found a few candidates who can meet our high expectations about what we need and want. They have it all!!! Top Candidates St. Luke s New Rector Search Process Candidate #1 Candidate #2

20 What We Will Offer a New Rector

21 What We Will Offer a New Rector Strong and effective lay leadership Have you ever served on the St. Luke s Vestry? I believe that St. Luke s has strong and effective lay (non-clergy) leadership. 54% 46% YES NO 3% YES NO 97%

22 What We Will Offer a New Rector Proud and informed congregation I am proud to be a member of St. Luke s 2% I have a good understanding of what is happening at St. Luke s? 10% YES NO YES NO 98% 90%

23 What We Will Offer a New Rector Our Arms Wide Open Who We Are What We Believe What We Do

24 Our Key Issues, Concerns and Ideas

25 Our Key Issues, Concerns and Ideas We received more than 600 separate comments in the Parish Survey The Search Committee has taken a great deal of time and effort, individually and collectively, to review each and every comment. We will give serious consideration and respect to your issues, concerns and ideas as we move through our discernment process. Where appropriate, we categorized comments and will share them with you. For the balance, we will not share any of the individual comments today or in the future. We promised you confidentiality in completing the survey and we intend to keep that commitment.

26 Our Key Issues, Concerns and Ideas TOP ISSUES and CONCERNS Growing Our Membership/New Member and Young Family Recruitment Facility Maintenance / Building Repairs Financial Stability / Budget / Stewardship Declining Membership / Aging Membership Managing New Rector Transition Youth Education and Activities Inreach / Programs for Seniors Outreach Fellowship Spiritual Growth

27 Our Key Issues, Concerns and Ideas THINGS WE SHOULD KEEP DOING Outreach Fundraising and Funding Outreach Programs Fellowship (Coffee Hour, Potlucks, Supper Club, etc.,) Spiritual Discipline / Discipleship Forum / Bible Study Young Disciples Specific Outreach Ministry Mentions Family Promise Agape CONCERN Kane Reading Program Pack the Backpacks Other

28 What Does It All Mean? We are a strong, active and engaged parish. For the most part, your issues, concerns and ideas are all about making St. Luke s better today, tomorrow and beyond. There are key issues that the new rector will need to address: Growing our membership Ministering to our aging population Managing our financial stability Addressing our facility needs and improvements A rector who can integrate the I Love Lucy generation and the Harry Potter generation into one. There are many programs, projects and initiatives that we want and need to keep doing. A few examples, include: Fellowship Outreach Spiritual Discipline

29 What s Next? 1. INFORMATION GATHERING - information, perspectives and opinions to honestly and accurately describe St. Luke s our strengths, areas for improvement, ministries, vision, and future needs. 2. PARISH PROFILE / CANDIDATE RECRUITMENT - used to advertise the position and recruit interested and eligible candidates for St. Luke s. Who We Are What We Want or Need in the Future What We Will Offer a New Rector What We Expect from a New Rector 3. CANDIDATE SCREENING - screen eligible candidates for ultimate consideration by the St. Luke s Vestry. 4. VESTRY INTERVIEWS/CALLS NEW RECTOR - Once the top candidates have been identified, then the Vestry takes on the tasks of meeting and interviewing the candidates. The Vestry will make the decision about who to call to serve as the new priest for St. Luke s.

30 What Do You Think? What are your initial reactions to all that you have seen and heard from the Parish Survey results? Have we missed any key points about: Who We Are? What We Need/Want? What We Have to Offer? Key Issues, Concerns and Ideas? Feel free to contact any member of the Search Committee personally or as a group at our address

31 St. Luke s New Rector Search Process Parish Survey Results Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

32 Prayer for the Selection of Our New Rector Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a rector for this parish, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

33 Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

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