CHHSM members can participate in the survey by clicking on the link at the end of this story, or by clicking the survey box in the September Diakonie.

The UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries wants your feedback. All CHHSM members are invited to participate in an online survey to assess the value of current CHHSM programs and services in order for CHHSM to better serve its membership.

“The CHHSM Board is seeking ways to more fully engage CHHSM members, and this survey is a step in that process,” says Michael J. Readinger, CHHSM president and CEO. “The responses will help us know which CHHSM programs and services are important to our members, as well as give us important feedback on where we can grow and improve.”

The survey, which was released today (Sept. 13), grew out of the feedback received after a presentation at CHHSM’s Annual Gathering last March on its Strategic Plan. “Our Board members thought it would be a good idea to invite the entire CHHSM membership to participate,” says the Rev. George Graham, CHHSM vice president. “Since significant time has passed since our last member survey, the Board concluded that releasing one now to take the pulse of our membership will help inform the future success and direction of CHHSM.”

The questions on the survey are designed to elicit both broad and specific feedback. Questions include rating the overall value of CHHSM membership, events, and leadership development programs, among other categories; relationship formation through various CHHSM events and programs, as well as to the larger UCC national and regional settings; and CHHSM’s role in assisting members in their own ministry settings. Communication tools also are evaluated, as are the benefits available to CHHSM members through partner UCC groups.

This new survey was created by Graham, UCC minister the Rev. Monica Dawkins-Smith, the Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick, director of connect ministries for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) National Benevolent Association, and CHHSM web consultant Tyler Hoffman. Both Wedlock Kilpatrick and Dawkins-Smith serve on the CHHSM Board.

Although CHHSM members can submit responses anonymously, including contact information can have an additional benefit: for completing the survey, including contact information, members have the option of being entered into a drawing for a free registration to the CHHSM Annual Gathering, which takes place March 3-5,2020, in Memphis, Tenn.

“The CHHSM staff and board works hard to assure that the programs and services we offer help fill the needs of our members,” Readinger says. “We deeply appreciate our members taking the time to give us this important feedback, because it will shape how we grow into the future.”

Take the CHHSM Member Survey.