From January 1 through March 31, 2015, all United Church of Christ congregations are invited to participate in a national study of religious life in America. It is the fifth such survey in the Faith Communities Today (FACT) series, begun in the year 2000, which provides religious leaders of all traditions critical planning information about the changing nature of congregational life and how to respond effectively. Information and findings from the FACT surveys are provided online freely at www.faithcommunitiestoday.org, and UCC results from the FACT 2010 Survey can be found at www.ucc.org/evangelism_fact_f-a-c-t.
This survey should be completed by your pastor, a staff member, church administrator, or well-informed lay leader. If any of the questions do not apply to your congregation, please feel free to check the “Does not apply” response or to skip item.
The survey is available online at www.ucc.org/factsurvey and requires your church’s official church ID number which is also used to complete annual online Yearbook reporting (this number can be obtained from your Conference or Association and is also found in the UCC Yearbook or Access UCC.
Responses about each individual congregation are completely confidential and will contribute to a better understanding of our local churches and how they do ministry. Please complete this survey by March 31, 2015. Aggregate results will be shared online at www.ucc.org and on the Faith Communities Today website in coming months.