Church Needs Survey

Helping the Church meet your needs

Dear Friend,

Thank you for offering to spend 3 to 5 minutes answering the following survey questions that will help me understand what is most important to you in a church.

Unless asked otherwise, please check mark all answers that apply to you, highlighting the most important with an asterisk.

Adding necessary comments to what you really feel can also help understand your heart.


1) How would you describe yourself, faith/religious-wise?

Other (please explain)

2) Growing up in (town/s state/s) I had these feelings about going to Church:

Other (please explain)

3) What type of church(es) did you attend- have you attended? Explain (please specify faith group(s):


4) Ranking in priority (1, 2, 3, etc.), what are the most important things you are most looking for in a church?

A loving community
People in your age group
Great preaching and teaching
Small Discussion group

Adult CatechismBible Studies

Exciting music
Help make you a better follower of Christ

Other (please explain)

5) What is the most amount of time you would regularly drive each way to get to the type of church you are looking for?
1 hour45 min.30 min.15 min.

Other (please explain)

6) Ranking in priority (1, 2, 3 etc.), who are the most important target groups you would like your church to try and reach?

Seniors nearer the end of their lives (nursing homes, shut-ins, the terminally ill)
Younger couples
Single young(er) adults and College age
High Schoolers
Younger children and toddlers
People of all cultural backgrounds
Other (please explain)

7) On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the highest, what # comes to your mind when you hear or read the word “Church” as far as its integrity goes?



8) Ranking in priority (1, 2, 3 etc.), which topics would you like addressed in sermons &/or Bible studies?

Overcoming any shortcomings in your life
What the Bible and fathers of the Church have to say about contemporary challenges we all face

Other (please explain)


9) If in the church of your dreams, how many hours per week would you possibly spend and which talents would you like to offer others? Please check:

Instruments in special fellowship events
Office assistance
Web work
Transportation for those needing a ride
Building maintenance
Telephone calling
Ministry to the needy


The following all optional, would greatly help:






Major goal(s) for your life:

Age group:

Marital status:



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Is there anything we can do for you, including prayer requests?


Thank you for your time! Please let us know if we can assist in any way.