Congregational Survey for Senior Pastor Call Process

Congregational Survey for Senior Pastor Call Process

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On Sunday, December 3, those in attendance for the Congregational Assembly unanimously passed the resolution to officially begin the Divine Call Process for a new Senior Pastor for Our Savior Lutheran Church.

The next step in that process is to conduct a congregational survey. The survey aims to create a profile or overview of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Laurel, Maryland. The survey has 20 questions, and one has four parts. Some portions of the survey will require just a few seconds to answer, while others will need a few minutes of thought. Plan to take the survey when you have at least 30 minutes to dedicate to it. Think of the survey as a conversation with a potential new Pastor. We need your voice to be heard through this survey. Please only submit one survey per person.

1 – Complete the survey online

The survey is entirely anonymous. It does not require a special email account or a login procedure. We prefer that you complete the survey online using the link provided at the end of this email. However, we are also giving other options, all of which must be completed by midnight on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

2 – Complete the survey by filling out this pdf-fillable survey, printing it, and hand delivering it to the Church and placing in the box on the Ministry Center Table at the back wall of the Lobby. You can also use this form to collect your thoughts before completing the online form.

3 – Complete the survey by picking up a paper copy at church, available from a Call Committee member at the Ministry Center, filling it out by hand, and placing in the box on the Ministry Center Table.

4 – Complete the survey by meeting with members of the Call Committee or Elders, who will sit down with you and listen to your responses while they enter your information using a computer. This assistance will be provided on Sunday, December 10, during the 9:30 am hour and Wednesday, December 13, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

5 – If you cannot use an online process or come to the church, you can also complete this process over the phone by speaking to an Elder or Call Committee member. Call the Church Office to request this option, and someone will call you back to arrange a time.

Regardless of which method you select, please only submit one survey per individual. Households with multiple members of Our Savior Lutheran Church should submit individual surveys for each member if possible. The deadline to complete the survey is midnight on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Once again, here is the link If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the call committee via email or in-person.

Yours In Christ,

Robin Miliner, Chair, Robb Wilmot Vice-Chair, Wilhelmina Davis, Zaka Kuawogai, Linda Nape, Benjamin Nold, Glenn Olsen, Rebecca Port, Charlie Salvaggio, Martha Steinbach