The following questionnaire is a sample, taken from the Women's Ministry Handbook. It can be a helpful tool in planning your women's ministry and getting to know the women in your congregation. Please adapt it to fit your needs, or use it as is.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY QUESTIONNAIRE

Our church is planning a women's ministry with the purpose of training and organizing the women of the church to serve women both inside the church and in the community. This is not a commitment to serve, but this survey will let the planning group know what your needs are and also how you might desire to serve.

The projects the women's ministry will take on depend on your needs and your gifts, so be sure to fill out this survey and return it to the greeters or ushers by next week. We're looking forward to working with you. — Women's Ministry Coordinator.

PRIMARY WORK/CAREER FOCUS

o full-time at home o full-time outside home o part-time at home

o part-time outside home o full-time outside home o student

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

o art o crafts o writing o drama

o music (type?) _______________ o other _____________________

SPECIAL NEEDS

o I would like workshops or a support group in the following areas:

o adult children of alcoholics o divorce recovery

o weight control o parenting (age of child ____ )

o other: ____________________________________________________________

I WOULD LIKE TO HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING MINISTRIES:

o GETAWAYS (fun activities designed for outreach)

o helping to plan the event o organizing transportation

o SPECIAL OUTREACH DINNERS

o program development o food service, etc. o decorations

o COMMUNITY OUTREACH

o assist in identifying worthwhile projects in the community

o transport food/clothing to meet specific needs

o volunteer at a hospital

o volunteer at a home for battered women

o other: _______________________________________________________

PERSONAL EVANGELISM

o I would like some training

o I could help others in "way-of-life" witnessing

PRAYER MINISTRY

o being in a prayer group

o being leader of a prayer group

o gathering requests for the prayer group

VISITATION

o visiting newcomers

o visiting those in need in the church

o I have experience in visitation

o I would like to visit but would like some training first

BIBLE STUDY

o I would like more information about small-group Bible studies

o I would like to lead a discussion group

o I would like to lead a discussion group but need training

o I would like to lecture for the study

o I would like to lecture but need training

o I would like to act as host of an evening Bible study. I would prefer:

o Mon. o Tues. o Wed. o Thurs. o Fri.

WOMEN'S RETREAT

o I would like to attend a retreat

o I would like to help in the planning of a retreat

o I am not sure what a retreat is

HELPING BELIEVERS GROW

o I can help new believers begin to grow

o I would like to do this but need instruction

o I would like someone to help me grow

MEETING PRACTICAL NEEDS

o taking food to the ill

o helping with a move

o cleaning homes for the ill

o emergency child care

o providing short-term housing

o telecare for the elderly

SUPPORT MINISTRY FOR THE NEW MOTHER

o available for visitation and encouragement

o taking food/shopping/baby-sitting/housecleaning for new mother

GENERAL MINISTRY

o child care o decorations for events

o publicity, posters, etc. o computer work

o coffee hour at services o greeting at church o ushering

o other: ___________________________________________________________

Name: _______________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________________________________________________

Age: o 49 or under o over 50

MARITAL STATUS:

o single o married o married with children at home

o divorced o single parent o widowed

Names and ages of children (still at home):

_____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________

o I attend church-sponsored functions only when child care is available

o I have a tight budget but can afford sitters for events that interest me

That's all. Thank you for your help!