by Parker Johnson, Denver, Colorado
Understanding how we all fit into the bigger picture is crucial when it comes to planning for the future of our community. From the members who are always reliable for pot-luck dishes, to those who are faithful in their charitable giving, we all play a part in our global community.
I’ve spent a great deal of time dwelling on my own role in Community of Christ, and have even felt frustrated and guilty as a young adult who doesn’t attend regularly on Sundays – but who has a devoted interest in the continuation of our faith community.
Over the years, I’ve met a number of like-minded members who are interested to learn more about others’ feelings on the subject of participation and contributions.1
1One thing to note here – our society is driven by money, so it’s natural for us to read the word “contribution” and have our minds go straight to “money.” That’s not the case here. As most of us already know, Community of Christ has a variety of ways to contribute, such as volunteer opportunities, donations, internships, and more.
Earlier this year, I joined a small group of members who were already discussing this topic, and we’ve come up with a quick survey to get the input from members around the world concerning how they participate in Community [of Christ].
Here’s 2 easy ways you can be a part of the bigger picture:
- Fill out this brief survey (should take no more than 2 minutes).
- Pass it on to 3 of your friends. (Use this sample statement if you’d like: Hi _______, I’m involved in helping to gather some information about how people give and engage in the Community of Christ. If you could take just two minutes and fill out this quick survey, I’d really appreciate it. If you can pass it on to three others you know, that would also be a big help! https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VK8WZSY Thank you!! )
We will be presenting this information to church leadership in the coming weeks, and we’d like at least 300 surveys to bring with us. Your input could drastically change how we think about participation and contribution within Community of Christ!
Should you have any questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.