As many of you know we are in the Clergy Call Process. Now that the Discernment Committee has been commissioned by you and we have established our calendar of tasks, it is time for your input. Starting March 1st and running through March 21st, if you are a member or regular attendee and have an email address listed in our system, you will receive a link to a survey to be completed online. We are working with Holy Cow! Consulting to help us conduct our congregation’s assessment.

The Congregation Assessment Tool (survey) CAT 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 St. James and the possibilities, willingness, capacity, and energy for moving our ministry into the future.

If you wish to receive a survey but do not have an email listed with St James, or if your email has recently changed, contact Karen Kuykendall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a current email address by the end of February and you will receive a unique web link to complete the assessment online. If you would prefer to take the assessment using a paper copy, please stop by the office, 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 (age 16+) have an opportunity to complete a survey. INDIVIDUAL INPUT is key to our gaining insight into overall perceptions and experiences.

Please set aside enough time to answer all the questions (about 30 mins). All survey responses are strictly anonymous.

Thank you for your willingness to be a part of our congregational assessment and for helping to build our future.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Discernment Committee: Bill Medina, Bill Brotherton, Gil Rainey, Alex Kealy, Carey O’Cain, Trini Fares, David Simler, Connie Cooper, and Kristin Huntley.