Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2007 - The Mission Work Plan of the General Assembly Council, All

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Survey Number (CODE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL15744250.1722092
2) In general, how familiar are you with the General Assembly Council's 2007-2008 Mission Work Plan? (Q1FAMMWP)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all familiar89159.1
2) Not too familiar32221.4
3) Somewhat familiar22314.8
4) Generally familiar624.1
5) Very familiar100.7
Missing74 
TOTAL1508100.0
3) Prior to receiving this survey, were you aware that the 2007-2008 Mission Work Plan for the General Assembly Council includes the following priority goal areas? Evangelism and Witness (Q2AEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No, not aware19429.0
2) Yes, aware43064.2
3) Yes, very aware466.9
Missing912 
TOTAL670100.0
4) Prior to receiving this survey, were you aware that the 2007-2008 Mission Work Plan for the General Assembly Council includes the following priority goal areas? Justice and Compassion (Q2BJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No, not aware21332.3
2) Yes, aware40361.1
3) Yes, very aware446.7
Missing922 
TOTAL660100.0
5) Prior to receiving this survey, were you aware that the 2007-2008 Mission Work Plan for the General Assembly Council includes the following priority goal areas? Spirituality and Discipleship (Q2CSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No, not aware21232.2
2) Yes, aware40761.9
3) Yes, very aware395.9
Missing924 
TOTAL658100.0
6) Prior to receiving this survey, were you aware that the 2007-2008 Mission Work Plan for the General Assembly Council includes the following priority goal areas? Leadership and Vocation (Q2DLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No, not aware23735.9
2) Yes, aware38858.8
3) Yes, very aware355.3
Missing922 
TOTAL660100.0
7) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping people communicate what being Presbyterian "is all about." (Q3AEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all332.1
2) No need805.1
3) Slight need1046.6
4) Moderate need38324.5
5) Good need24515.7
6) Great need27417.5
7) Very great need42827.3
8) Not sure181.2
Missing17 
TOTAL1565100.0
8) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Finding ways of bringing people into community. (Q3BEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all80.5
2) No need251.6
3) Slight need362.3
4) Moderate need18812.0
5) Good need24115.4
6) Great need42527.2
7) Very great need61939.6
8) Not sure221.4
Missing18 
TOTAL1564100.0
9) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Developing vibrant, healthy congregations. (Q3CEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all50.3
2) No need80.5
3) Slight need161.0
4) Moderate need805.1
5) Good need1388.8
6) Great need39925.5
7) Very great need91558.4
8) Not sure50.3
Missing16 
TOTAL1566100.0
10) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping people invite others into the life of Christ. (Q3DEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all40.3
2) No need301.9
3) Slight need412.6
4) Moderate need1388.9
5) Good need20313.0
6) Great need35022.5
7) Very great need78450.3
8) Not sure90.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1559100.0
11) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping people become more articulate with their own faith story. (Q3EEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all50.3
2) No need251.6
3) Slight need442.8
4) Moderate need21213.6
5) Good need24915.9
6) Great need41126.3
7) Very great need60038.4
8) Not sure171.1
Missing19 
TOTAL1563100.0
12) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting new congregations in the United States that reach out to immigrant populations. (Q3FEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all251.6
2) No need412.6
3) Slight need684.3
4) Moderate need31620.2
5) Good need30119.2
6) Great need40125.6
7) Very great need36923.6
8) Not sure442.8
Missing17 
TOTAL1565100.0
13) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting the sending out of people to do mission. (Q3GEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all100.6
2) No need291.9
3) Slight need634.0
4) Moderate need28218.1
5) Good need32220.7
6) Great need40526.0
7) Very great need41326.5
8) Not sure352.2
Missing23 
TOTAL1559100.0
14) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping equip presbyteries, congregations, and individuals to share the good news of the gospel with those who have no church affiliation. (Q3HEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all80.5
2) No need281.8
3) Slight need342.2
4) Moderate need17911.4
5) Good need23915.3
6) Great need40125.6
7) Very great need66642.6
8) Not sure90.6
Missing18 
TOTAL1564100.0
15) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting efforts to develop congregations that reflect the multicultural makeup of our society. (Q3IEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all352.2
2) No need563.6
3) Slight need1117.1
4) Moderate need28518.2
5) Good need28818.4
6) Great need38624.7
7) Very great need36423.3
8) Not sure382.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1563100.0
16) Evangelism and Witness Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping members see that they have a call from God to Christian witness in society and the church. (Q3JEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all110.7
2) No need261.7
3) Slight need624.0
4) Moderate need18111.5
5) Good need25516.3
6) Great need44928.6
7) Very great need56235.8
8) Not sure231.5
Missing13 
TOTAL1569100.0
17) Which of these church needs (Q3AEVANG to Q3JEVANG) would you rank as the most important one in the area of Evangelism and Witness? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q3XEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Helping people communicate what being Presbyterian "is all about"926.0
2) Finding ways of bringing people into community1529.9
3) Developing vibrant, healthy congregations40226.2
4) Helping people invite others into the life of Christ26217.0
5) Helping people become more articulate with their own faith story1278.3
6) Supporting new congregations in the United States that reach out to immigrant populations372.4
7) Supporting the sending out of people to do mission593.8
8) Helping equip presbyteries, congregations, and individuals to share the good news of the gospel with those who have no church affiliation17411.3
9) Supporting efforts to develop congregations that reflect the multicultural makeup of our society644.2
10) Helping members see that they have a call from God to Christian witness in society and the church16810.9
Missing45 
TOTAL1537100.0
18) And which of these church needs (Q3AEVANG to Q3JEVANG) would you rank as the second most important one in the area of Evangelism and Witness? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q3YEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Helping people communicate what being Presbyterian "is all about"936.1
2) Finding ways of bringing people into community18612.2
3) Developing vibrant, healthy congregations26917.6
4) Helping people invite others into the life of Christ17311.3
5) Helping people become more articulate with their own faith story16210.6
6) Supporting new congregations in the United States that reach out to immigrant populations624.1
7) Supporting the sending out of people to do mission855.6
8) Helping equip presbyteries, congregations, and individuals to share the good news of the gospel with those who have no church affiliation23115.1
9) Supporting efforts to develop congregations that reflect the multicultural makeup of our society1036.7
10) Helping members see that they have a call from God to Christian witness in society and the church16410.7
Missing54 
TOTAL1528100.0
19) Please use this space to suggest any other important church needs in the area of Evangelism and Witness: (Q3ZEVANG)
TOTAL%
1) Target specific populations3610.8
2) Other resource-program suggestions5315.9
3) General suggestions related to evangelism or witness11534.4
4) Comment of fixed choice options8726.0
5) Comment on other unrelated matters4312.9
Missing1248 
TOTAL334100.0
20) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting emergency relief operations (disaster assistance). (Q4AJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all30.2
2) No need201.3
3) Slight need362.3
4) Moderate need25216.1
5) Good need28418.2
6) Great need40225.7
7) Very great need55235.3
8) Not sure130.8
Missing20 
TOTAL1562100.0
21) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting efforts of people who are already taking steps to improve their social and economic situation. (Q4BJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all40.3
2) No need231.5
3) Slight need634.0
4) Moderate need32020.6
5) Good need38024.4
6) Great need42427.2
7) Very great need31720.4
8) Not sure261.7
Missing25 
TOTAL1557100.0
22) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping people to discern matters of injustice in the world. (Q4CJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all312.0
2) No need925.9
3) Slight need1368.8
4) Moderate need33221.4
5) Good need30119.4
6) Great need31120.1
7) Very great need30319.5
8) Not sure442.8
Missing32 
TOTAL1550100.0
23) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Providing opportunities for people to be involved in ministries of compassion and justice. (Q4DJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all100.6
2) No need473.0
3) Slight need754.8
4) Moderate need27717.8
5) Good need32120.7
6) Great need38424.7
7) Very great need41126.5
8) Not sure271.7
Missing30 
TOTAL1552100.0
24) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Improving people's quality of life and well-being. (Q4EJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all120.8
2) No need332.1
3) Slight need1026.6
4) Moderate need30219.4
5) Good need33821.8
6) Great need36423.4
7) Very great need36923.7
8) Not sure342.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1554100.0
25) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Preserving the environment as God's creation. (Q4FJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all231.5
2) No need503.2
3) Slight need875.6
4) Moderate need20713.4
5) Good need24715.9
6) Great need37124.0
7) Very great need54235.0
8) Not sure221.4
Missing33 
TOTAL1549100.0
26) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Sharing knowledge about what Presbyterians are doing in the area of justice and compassion. (Q4GJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all463.0
2) No need946.0
3) Slight need1549.9
4) Moderate need35722.9
5) Good need34722.3
6) Great need32120.6
7) Very great need21213.6
8) Not sure271.7
Missing24 
TOTAL1558100.0
27) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Building networks that support justice and compassion ministries. (Q4HJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all342.2
2) No need785.0
3) Slight need1368.8
4) Moderate need31520.3
5) Good need32821.1
6) Great need38424.7
7) Very great need23515.1
8) Not sure432.8
Missing29 
TOTAL1553100.0
28) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Encouraging and supporting efforts to address the underlying causes of poverty. (Q4IJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all261.7
2) No need634.0
3) Slight need905.8
4) Moderate need19812.7
5) Good need27217.5
6) Great need41526.7
7) Very great need45829.4
8) Not sure352.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1557100.0
29) Justice and Compassion Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Increasing awareness of non-violent options for conflict resolution, and of the skills needed to make use of them. (Q4JJUST)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all301.9
2) No need573.7
3) Slight need915.9
4) Moderate need23215.0
5) Good need24916.1
6) Great need39225.3
7) Very great need45629.4
8) Not sure422.7
Missing33 
TOTAL1549100.0
30) Which of these church needs (Q4AJUST to Q4JJUST) would you rank as the most important one in the area of Justice and Compassion? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q4XJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Supporting emergency relief operations (disaster assistance)36723.9
2) Supporting efforts of people who are already taking steps to improve their social and economic situation1318.5
3) Helping people to discern matters of injustice in the world885.7
4) Providing opportunities for people to be involved in ministries of compassion and justice21914.3
5) Improving people's quality of life and well-being1389.0
6) Preserving the environment as God's creation1509.8
7) Sharing knowledge about what Presbyterians are doing in the area of justice and compassion412.7
8) Building networks that support justice and compassion ministries563.7
9) Encouraging and supporting efforts to address the underlying causes of poverty17211.2
10) Increasing awareness of non-violent options for conflict resolution, and of the skills needed to make use of them17111.2
Missing49 
TOTAL1533100.0
31) And which of these church needs (Q4AJUST to Q4JJUST) would you rank as the second most important one in the area of Justice and Compassion? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q4YJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Supporting emergency relief operations (disaster assistance)15310.0
2) Supporting efforts of people who are already taking steps to improve their social and economic situation18312.0
3) Helping people to discern matters of injustice in the world956.2
4) Providing opportunities for people to be involved in ministries of compassion and justice17911.7
5) Improving people's quality of life and well-being16110.5
6) Preserving the environment as God's creation22414.7
7) Sharing knowledge about what Presbyterians are doing in the area of justice and compassion452.9
8) Building networks that support justice and compassion ministries1117.3
9) Encouraging and supporting efforts to address the underlying causes of poverty19412.7
10) Increasing awareness of non-violent options for conflict resolution, and of the skills needed to make use of them18312.0
Missing54 
TOTAL1528100.0
32) Please use this space to suggest any other important church needs in the area of Justice and Compassion: (Q4ZJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Suggestion or comment related to peacemaking or conflict management73.2
2) Suggestion or comment related to the environment167.4
3) Suggestion or comment related to hunger or poverty156.9
4) Suggestion or comment related to class or race83.7
5) Suggestion or comment related to politics or economics146.5
6) Suggestion or comment related to other specific topics188.3
7) Other suggestions or comments11955.1
8) Question related to meaning of fixed-choice options146.5
9) Comments on all other unrelated matters52.3
Missing1366 
TOTAL216100.0
33) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Providing training for elders and deacons. (Q5ALEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all100.6
2) No need342.2
3) Slight need563.6
4) Moderate need34121.8
5) Good need32520.8
6) Great need37624.1
7) Very great need40025.6
8) Not sure201.3
Missing20 
TOTAL1562100.0
34) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Offering ministers opportunities and resources for continuing education. (Q5BLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all80.5
2) No need372.4
3) Slight need1066.8
4) Moderate need35522.7
5) Good need36723.5
6) Great need39825.5
7) Very great need26416.9
8) Not sure271.7
Missing20 
TOTAL1562100.0
35) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Creating resources for new members that communicate the benefits and expectations of church membership. (Q5CLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all151.0
2) No need452.9
3) Slight need1036.6
4) Moderate need30919.8
5) Good need35722.9
6) Great need39725.5
7) Very great need31520.2
8) Not sure171.1
Missing24 
TOTAL1558100.0
36) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting and providing opportunities for leadership development among both ministers and laity. (Q5DLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all70.5
2) No need161.0
3) Slight need664.2
4) Moderate need30819.8
5) Good need38024.5
6) Great need45629.3
7) Very great need30219.4
8) Not sure191.2
Missing28 
TOTAL1554100.0
37) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting education among racial-ethnic populations. (Q5ELEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all301.9
2) No need483.1
3) Slight need1217.8
4) Moderate need35422.7
5) Good need37123.8
6) Great need36223.2
7) Very great need20213.0
8) Not sure704.5
Missing24 
TOTAL1558100.0
38) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting opportunities for skills development, such as mentoring. (Q5FLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all161.0
2) No need553.5
3) Slight need1167.5
4) Moderate need37524.2
5) Good need44628.7
6) Great need34522.2
7) Very great need16310.5
8) Not sure362.3
Missing30 
TOTAL1552100.0
39) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Developing church leaders from under-represented populations (e.g., new immigrants, racial-ethnic groups). (Q5GLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all392.5
2) No need664.2
3) Slight need1338.5
4) Moderate need29619.0
5) Good need37223.9
6) Great need36223.3
7) Very great need22314.3
8) Not sure654.2
Missing26 
TOTAL1556100.0
40) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting opportunities for leadership by women. (Q5HLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all392.5
2) No need764.9
3) Slight need1227.9
4) Moderate need35522.9
5) Good need34822.5
6) Great need36023.3
7) Very great need22014.2
8) Not sure281.8
Missing34 
TOTAL1548100.0
41) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping to ensure the relevance of theological education for church professionals. (Q5ILEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all191.2
2) No need392.5
3) Slight need865.5
4) Moderate need25816.5
5) Good need31420.1
6) Great need41426.5
7) Very great need37023.7
8) Not sure603.8
Missing22 
TOTAL1560100.0
42) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Attracting competent and highly motivated church professionals. (Q5JLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all140.9
2) No need241.5
3) Slight need362.3
4) Moderate need17711.4
5) Good need25116.1
6) Great need48231.0
7) Very great need54835.2
8) Not sure241.5
Missing26 
TOTAL1556100.0
43) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Providing support and coaching for church professionals. (Q5KLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all110.7
2) No need322.1
3) Slight need654.2
4) Moderate need26216.8
5) Good need35622.9
6) Great need47730.6
7) Very great need32120.6
8) Not sure332.1
Missing25 
TOTAL1557100.0
44) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping congregations find pastoral leadership. (Q5LLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all90.6
2) No need120.8
3) Slight need392.5
4) Moderate need18912.2
5) Good need30819.9
6) Great need46229.9
7) Very great need50632.7
8) Not sure211.4
Missing36 
TOTAL1546100.0
45) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping members understand that their vocation, whatever it may be, is a call from God. (Q5MLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all140.9
2) No need402.6
3) Slight need714.6
4) Moderate need23815.3
5) Good need30819.7
6) Great need42927.5
7) Very great need43327.8
8) Not sure271.7
Missing22 
TOTAL1560100.0
46) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping Presbyterians discern whether they have a call from God to serve as ministers. (Q5NLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all191.2
2) No need513.3
3) Slight need1187.6
4) Moderate need34722.3
5) Good need41326.5
6) Great need35022.5
7) Very great need21914.1
8) Not sure402.6
Missing25 
TOTAL1557100.0
47) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping small congregations. (Q5OLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all50.3
2) No need432.8
3) Slight need543.5
4) Moderate need21713.9
5) Good need30619.6
6) Great need44528.5
7) Very great need46429.8
8) Not sure251.6
Missing23 
TOTAL1559100.0
48) Leadership and Vocation Priority Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Sending mission workers/missionaries to other countries. (Q5PLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all301.9
2) No need895.7
3) Slight need1398.9
4) Moderate need30719.7
5) Good need33121.3
6) Great need32620.9
7) Very great need30019.3
8) Not sure352.2
Missing25 
TOTAL1557100.0
49) Which of these church needs (Q5ALEAD to Q5PLEAD) would you rank as the most important one in the area of Leadership and Vocation? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q5XLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Providing training for elders and deacons17111.1
2) Offering ministers opportunities and resources for continuing education442.9
3) Creating resources for new members that communicate the benefits and expectations of church membership936.1
4) Supporting and providing opportunities for leadership development among both ministers and laity15810.3
5) Supporting education among racial-ethnic populations412.7
6) Supporting opportunities for skills development, such as mentoring271.8
7) Developing church leaders from under-represented populations (e.g., new immigrants, racial-ethnic groups)644.2
8) Supporting opportunities for leadership by women261.7
9) Helping to ensure the relevance of theological education for church professionals764.9
10) Attracting competent and highly motivated church professionals22714.8
11) Providing support and coaching for church professionals553.6
12) Helping congregations find pastoral leadership1197.7
13) Helping members understand that their vocation, whatever it may be, is a call from God18311.9
14) Helping Presbyterians discern whether they have a call from God to serve as ministers221.4
15) Helping small congregations1479.6
16) Sending mission workers/missionaries to other countries835.4
Missing46 
TOTAL1536100.0
50) And which of these church needs (Q5ALEAD to Q5PLEAD) would you rank as the second most important one in the area of Leadership and Vocation? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q5YLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Providing training for elders and deacons1207.9
2) Offering ministers opportunities and resources for continuing education674.4
3) Creating resources for new members that communicate the benefits and expectations of church membership916.0
4) Supporting and providing opportunities for leadership development among both ministers and laity1177.7
5) Supporting education among racial-ethnic populations372.4
6) Supporting opportunities for skills development, such as mentoring513.3
7) Developing church leaders from under-represented populations (e.g., new immigrants, racial-ethnic groups)805.2
8) Supporting opportunities for leadership by women543.5
9) Helping to ensure the relevance of theological education for church professionals614.0
10) Attracting competent and highly motivated church professionals15510.2
11) Providing support and coaching for church professionals1026.7
12) Helping congregations find pastoral leadership1399.1
13) Helping members understand that their vocation, whatever it may be, is a call from God1308.5
14) Helping Presbyterians discern whether they have a call from God to serve as ministers372.4
15) Helping small congregations18412.0
16) Sending mission workers/missionaries to other countries1026.7
Missing55 
TOTAL1527100.0
51) Please use this space to suggest any other important church needs in the area of Leadership and Vocation: (Q5ZLEAD)
TOTAL%
1) Suggestion or comment related to lay or CLP training2511.1
2) Suggestion or comment related to minister training5825.8
3) Suggestion or comment related to recruitment of people info41.8
4) Suggestion or comment related to small congregations146.2
5) Suggestion or comment related to women in leadership62.7
6) Other suggestions or comments regarding leadership or vocation8336.9
7) Questions related to the meaning of questions Q5A through Q5J114.9
8) Comments on all other unrelated matters2410.7
Missing1357 
TOTAL225100.0
52) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Providing help in the discernment of spiritual gifts. (Q6ASPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all221.4
2) No need362.3
3) Slight need925.9
4) Moderate need37124.0
5) Good need35923.2
6) Great need33321.5
7) Very great need27918.0
8) Not sure563.6
Missing34 
TOTAL1548100.0
53) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Providing resources for individual spiritual discernment. (Q6BSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all221.4
2) No need412.7
3) Slight need1046.7
4) Moderate need37924.5
5) Good need35723.1
6) Great need36723.7
7) Very great need22414.5
8) Not sure523.4
Missing36 
TOTAL1546100.0
54) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Reaching college students and young adults. (Q6CSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all60.4
2) No need120.8
3) Slight need251.6
4) Moderate need1298.3
5) Good need20713.3
6) Great need45729.4
7) Very great need70545.4
8) Not sure130.8
Missing28 
TOTAL1554100.0
55) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Strengthening Christian education. (Q6DSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all70.4
2) No need120.8
3) Slight need261.7
4) Moderate need21413.7
5) Good need32520.8
6) Great need47630.5
7) Very great need49631.7
8) Not sure70.4
Missing19 
TOTAL1563100.0
56) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Articulating our faith theologically. (Q6ESPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all100.6
2) No need281.8
3) Slight need764.9
4) Moderate need24315.6
5) Good need35622.9
6) Great need41326.6
7) Very great need39125.2
8) Not sure362.3
Missing29 
TOTAL1553100.0
57) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Interpreting our Reformed identity as Presbyterians. (Q6FSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all221.4
2) No need744.8
3) Slight need1117.2
4) Moderate need28918.7
5) Good need33421.6
6) Great need37424.2
7) Very great need29819.3
8) Not sure422.7
Missing38 
TOTAL1544100.0
58) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Providing resources to help strengthen faith practices (e.g., Bible reading, prayer, devotions). (Q6GSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all151.0
2) No need322.1
3) Slight need583.7
4) Moderate need24115.5
5) Good need34021.9
6) Great need44528.6
7) Very great need41226.5
8) Not sure110.7
Missing28 
TOTAL1554100.0
59) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Developing spirituality and discipleship principles for immigrants to the United States who speak other languages. (Q6HSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all322.1
2) No need613.9
3) Slight need1187.6
4) Moderate need34021.9
5) Good need39825.6
6) Great need33421.5
7) Very great need19712.7
8) Not sure764.9
Missing26 
TOTAL1556100.0
60) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Educating Presbyterians about stewardship. (Q6ISPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all171.1
2) No need412.6
3) Slight need895.7
4) Moderate need29919.3
5) Good need33221.4
6) Great need40426.0
7) Very great need35022.6
8) Not sure191.2
Missing31 
TOTAL1551100.0
61) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Educating members to be exemplary citizens who are not only concerned with their rights, but also accepting of their responsibilities ("stewardship of public life"). (Q6JSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all161.0
2) No need563.6
3) Slight need976.2
4) Moderate need27517.7
5) Good need35823.0
6) Great need39525.4
7) Very great need33221.3
8) Not sure291.9
Missing24 
TOTAL1558100.0
62) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Supporting military chaplains in their work with young adults. (Q6KSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all211.4
2) No need291.9
3) Slight need895.7
4) Moderate need25316.3
5) Good need37223.9
6) Great need40726.2
7) Very great need34021.9
8) Not sure442.8
Missing27 
TOTAL1555100.0
63) Spirituality and Discipleship Goal Area: Indicate how much need you believe there is in the PC(USA) for each of the following types of ministry: Helping families of all types to identify and resist destructive pressures and temptations in society. (Q6LSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) No need at all110.7
2) No need291.9
3) Slight need583.7
4) Moderate need17911.5
5) Good need25816.6
6) Great need46429.9
7) Very great need51833.4
8) Not sure352.3
Missing30 
TOTAL1552100.0
64) Which of the church needs (Q6ASPIR to Q6LSPIR) would you rank as the most important one in the area of Spirituality and Discipleship? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q6XSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Providing help in the discernment of spiritual gifts1228.0
2) Providing resources for individual spiritual discernment412.7
3) Reaching college students and young adults24115.7
4) Strengthening Christian education24916.2
5) Articulating our faith theologically1228.0
6) Interpreting our Reformed identity as Presbyterians684.4
7) Providing resources to help strengthen faith practices (e.g., Bible reading, prayer, devotions)18412.0
8) Developing spirituality and discipleship principles for immigrants to the United States who speak other languages291.9
9) Educating Presbyterians about stewardship734.8
10) Educating members to be exemplary citizens who are not only concerned with their rights, but also accepting of their responsibilities ("stewardship of public life")1338.7
11) Supporting military chaplains in their work with young adults463.0
12) Helping families of all types to identify and resist destructive pressures and temptations in society22514.7
Missing49 
TOTAL1533100.0
65) And which of these church needs (Q6ASPIR to Q6LSPIR) would you rank as the second most important one in the area of Spirituality and Discipleship? Circle the letter below that corresponds to your choice: (Q6YSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Providing help in the discernment of spiritual gifts644.2
2) Providing resources for individual spiritual discernment493.2
3) Reaching college students and young adults1509.9
4) Strengthening Christian education17411.4
5) Articulating our faith theologically1228.0
6) Interpreting our Reformed identity as Presbyterians966.3
7) Providing resources to help strengthen faith practices (e.g., Bible reading, prayer, devotions)19212.6
8) Developing spirituality and discipleship principles for immigrants to the United States who speak other languages644.2
9) Educating Presbyterians about stewardship1328.7
10) Educating members to be exemplary citizens who are not only concerned with their rights, but also accepting of their responsibilities ("stewardship of public life")1399.1
11) Supporting military chaplains in their work with young adults905.9
12) Helping families of all types to identify and resist destructive pressures and temptations in society24916.4
Missing61 
TOTAL1521100.0
66) Please use this space to suggest any other important church needs in the area of Spirituality and Discipleship: (Q6ZSPIR)
TOTAL%
1) Suggestion related to spirituality or discipleship9254.1
2) Comment on fixed-choice options7041.2
3) Suggestions or comments on all other unrelated matters84.7
Missing1412 
TOTAL170100.0
67) The work of the General Assembly Council takes place in the United States as well as internationally. Would you like to see the Council do mission entirely in the U.S., entirely in other countries, or some combination of both? (Q7GLOBAL)
TOTAL%
1) Entirely in the United States483.1
2) Almost all in the United States473.1
3) Mostly in the United States23715.4
4) A little more than half in the United States28818.7
5) Half in the United States, half in other countries59538.7
6) Two-thirds in other countries865.6
7) 75% in other countries603.9
8) Almost entirely in other countries30.2
9) Entirely in other countries40.3
10) Not sure17111.1
Missing43 
TOTAL1539100.0
68) Sample (SAMPLE)
TOTAL%
1) Members35022.3
2) Elders49431.4
3) Clergy72946.3
Missing9 
TOTAL1573100.0
69) Survey form: (SURVEY)
TOTAL%
1) Paper119675.6
2) Web38624.4
TOTAL1582100.0