First of all, thank you all who gave of your time to fill out the survey! We had a slightly lower level of response to our 2023 survey as we had in previous years. Here’s a brief summary of the results.
There is still room for us to educate and familiarize ourselves with our Ends Statements. Overall, members do not feel that we are doing as well accomplishing our Ends in the 2023 survey as they did in the 2020 survey. However, we are still doing better than we did in the first survey in 2018.
This is not surprising as the survey was taken in February 2023 at the end of nearly two years without in-person services. But it points to the fact that we have much work to do to re-engage and reconnect with what we love most about First Church.
There have been some shifts in the demographics of survey respondents, most notably a trend toward higher ages and more families with older kids at home.
Ben LeFort, Board of Trustees President