Hello Bethel Baptist Friends,

My name is David Bates and I am in the last stages of writing a Doctor of Ministry project. As part of that project, I’m asking for your help in collecting some information about our congregation and your support of my proposed outreach plan for ministry to military families and single service members. My goal is to help Bethel Baptist become an even more military friendly place to worship and serve than it currently is and to enhance our ministry to single service members. To make things easy, each adult in your household should complete the survey below. Please complete this survey even if you have already filled out the active-duty military survey, since the information requested is different.  The survey will take 10 minutes to complete but will be a tremendous help to me in completing my project.

Please complete the survey not later than 22 July. You may contact the church office or me directly if you have any questions. Thanks for your prayers and support, which will help me graduate in December, Lord willing.

Blessings,

David Bates

 

BUT FIRST THE LEGAL STUFF:

Congregational Survey
Concerning the Church’s Ministry to Military Families and Single Service Members

AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE

The research in which you are about to participate is designed to assist in developing a strategy plan to help Bethel Baptist Church create an intentional ministry of evangelism and outreach to the military families and single service members in the area. This research is being conducted by David Bates for the purpose of completing a Doctor of Ministry project at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In this research, you will be asked to answer eleven survey questions about your interest in and support of the strategy plan. Any information you provide will be held strictly confidential, and at no time will your name be reported, or your name identified with your responses. Participation in this study is totally voluntary and you are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

By your completion of this survey, you are giving informed consent for the use of your responses in this research.

 

Congregational Survey (Dave Bates DMin Project)

2. Gender
3. Age
4. Do you have any of these military affiliations?
Choose all that apply.
Very Favorable
1

2
Favorable
3

4
Not Favorable
6

6. Would you support an expanded outreach to military personnel that would include:

Very Interested
1

2
Interested
3

4
Not Interested
6
Very Interested
1

2
Interested
3

4
Not Interested
6

7. This Doctor of Ministry project explores the feasibility of a church-sponsored ministry to single service members at an off-campus location in the community. Instead of the usual Sunday morning worship activities, this ministry would enable military singles to participate in service projects that help individuals (such as disabled veterans) or non-profit organizations (such as Habitat for Humanity). Imagine a twice a month Serve 757 outreach in which military singles provide the work force while Bethel members provide the expertise and gospel conversations.

Very Interested
1

2
Interested
3

4
Not Interested
6
8. What skills can you provide to support these service projects?
Choose all that apply.