Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church
Worshipping with Trinity Episcopal Church
120 Broad Street ~  Claremont, New Hampshire 03743 

Selecting a Congregation

Your search for a place to worship is a very personal journey.  There are many factors that you should take into consideration when choosing a new parish family. Use this list below as a tool to help you find out what is most important to you in a new congregation.  You may have all of the following checked, or perhaps just one.    It is our hope that this will help you.

"I am looking for a parish that ....."

  1. ____  honors me in grace for who I am.
  2. ____  accepts my values, dreams, beliefs.
  3. ____  emphasizes ministry of Word and sacraments.
  4. ____  affirms participation of the whole priesthood in parish life and mission.
  5. ____  patterns leadership around the pastor.
  6. ____  patterns leadership, planning, decisions around the whole priesthood.
  7. ____  runs by dynamic individulals.
  8. ____  Focuses ministries primarily on members.
  9. ____  affirms evangelism trust around personal witness.
10. ____  seeks inclusive evangelism program through personal witness and care models.
11. ____ affirms charismatic groups.
12. ____ affirms early Communion.
13. ____ plans ministries around particular needs of age groups (youth, young adults, adults
                  and elderly)
14. ____ emphasizes music and drama ministry.
15. ____ encourages alternative forms and times for worship and learning.
16. ____ indicates ecumenical stance in all ministries - worship, learning, witness & service.
17. ____ affirms use of facilities for parish and community ministries.

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