As part of Pastor Tim's research project, all VFPC peoples are asked to conduct at least one appreciative interview with someone who is an “outsider” to VFPC between now and Easter. This could be a neighbor, friend, coworker, child, grandchild, etc. who is NOT involved actively in the life of our congregation (or any congregation). The questions are as follows. When conducting the interview, feel free to either take written notes that can be inputted below at a later time, OR, to type directly into the form below as you are conducting the interview. Whether typing in real-time or after the fact, please don't forget to click the "send form" button at the bottom of the page in order to submit your interview responses. THANK YOU!
Q: INTERVIEWEE GENERAL CATEGORICAL INFORMATION: (ex. "woman in her 40's, white, mother of three, professional, lives in the Northeast, child/grandchild/neighbor/friend/coworker of interviewer)
Q1: REFLECTING ON YOUR LIFETIME OF EXPERIENCING THE LOCAL OR GLOBAL CHURCH, REMEMBER A TIME WHEN YOU FELT MOST POSITIVE ABOUT THE CHURCH AND ITS PRESENCE IN OUR WORLD. WHO WAS INVOLVED? WHAT HAPPENED? WHAT DID YOU DO? HOW DID IT FEEL? DESCRIBE IN AS MUCH DETAIL AS YOU ARE ABLE.
Q2A: WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFT THAT THE GLOBAL CHURCH HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE WORLD?
Q2B: WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFTS YOU HAVE TO OFFER TO THE WORLD?
Q3: WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CHARACTERISTIC OR VALUE OF THE GLOBAL CHURCH?
Q4: MAKE THREE WISHES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE CHURCH IN OUR COMMUNITY(IES) AND/OR IN THE WORLD. DESCRIBE WHAT OUR COMMUNITY(IES) AND WORLD WOULD LOOK LIKE IF THESE WISHES WERE TO COME TRUE.