Getting a better sense of the leadership of the church we are and the church we are becoming.

Published On: November 17, 2021

Starting in mid-November many United Church leaders are being invited to participate in Leadership Counts.

Leadership Counts is a voluntary survey of ministry personnel, national committee members, and national and regional council staff. This survey invites church leaders to voluntarily share information about their racial identities, gender identities, disabilities, languages spoken, and more. Through this survey process, much more can be learned about the diverse identities present among United Church leaders.

Why this survey? United Church General Secretary, the Rev. Michael Blair, explains that “we have made many commitments to equity over time. How do we know we are making progress in these areas?”

The United Church is continuing to develop strategies around its various commitments as the church moves toward implementing the Strategic Plan. This work is made easier with information about the current demographic diversity of the church’s leadership. “Leadership Counts will help us to get a better sense of the leadership of the church we are and the church we are becoming,” Blair notes.

For Leadership Counts, all information gathered will be confidentially and securely maintained. Reported data will be grouped, and statistical reports shared with the church will not identify individuals.

Invited participants will receive an individualized link, including how to complete the survey. Volunteering to participate in the survey can help to tell the story of the many identities of people providing leadership in the church.

Discover more about Leadership Counts, including answers to frequently asked questions.

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