Wednesday, June 15, 2011

20 QUESTIONS


Thanks for checking out the blog. Please take a few moments and answer one,  a few, or all of the questions listed here to help us know if we're heading in the right direction (or not) with CHURCH IN THE NOW MIDTOWN. These aren't trick questions, and there are no wrong answers, so please just say what you think. And be as brief or as lengthy in your responses as you like. Also, feel free to post anonymously if you prefer. We believe that something very special is happening in this brand new ministry, and we sincerely hope that you are going to be a part of it. You are important to God, and you are important to us, so open up and share your ideas with us!



1.   How do you like the playlist on this blog?

2.   How do you think CITN MIDTOWN is going so far?

3.   Do like meeting at the Biltmore House?

4.   Is CITN MIDTOWN closer to where you live than CITN EAST?

5.   Have you ever been to a church like CITNM before?

6.   Would you bring your friends to church with you there?

7.   Is there a better time for you to meet than on Thursday nights?

8.   Do you have any suggestions of where we could advertise?

9.   Are you connected with any charities or social programs in the city that we could possibly partner with?

10. Are you a part of another church and plan on only visiting CITNM occasionally?


11. How did you hear about CITNM?


12. Are you looking for a church home?


13. Did you feel welcome when you attended CITNM?


14. Does it matter to you that childcare is not provided for the services?


15. If you haven't already, would you consider supporting CITNM financially?


16. Do you want to be actively involved, or would you rather keep a low profile?


17. Do you feel that the ministry offered at CITNM is beneficial to you?


18. What do you like best about it?


19. What do you like least about it?


20. Do you plan on attending this coming Thursday night?





BONUS QUESTIONS (optional):

1.  Coke or Pepsi?
2.  Ginger or Mary Ann?
3.  Is the glass half empty or half full?
4.  Samantha or Jeanie?
5.  Munsters or Addams Family?
6.  Hot Wheels or Matchbox?
7.  Flintstones or Jetsons?
8.  Lady Gaga or Madonna?
9.  What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you?
10. Where do you want to visit before you die?
11. What movie do you never get tired of watching?
12. McDonald's or Birger King?
13.  If you could have dinner with anyone, whom would you choose?
14. What day of your life would you like to live over again?
15. What's the craziest dare you've ever gone through with?
16. What's your favorite Bible translation?
17. Butter or sour cream?
18. Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
19. Original Star Wars trilogy or the newer versions (pre-quels)?
20. Are you blessed coming in or going out?

12 comments:

  1. 1. So far so good. This probably needs to be a later question so we can hear more of it.
    2. It's early, but I am very excited to have CITN in the area. We need to find ways to spread the word and get people out to join us.
    3. Biltmore is a fine place to meet for now. I've always loved the building, even when it was in poor shape, I thought it had character.
    4. Yes, about 20 miles closer.
    5. No I haven't, but it is what I've been searching for. It's very different and more loving that the Hardshell Southern Baptist that I was subjected to as a child.
    6. Absolutely and are trying to get some of them to join us. Thursday isn't a traditional church day, so many have other commitments.
    7. Any day is fine with me. I think we need to determine what fits the "crowd" best and go for that day. I loved the full house we had on the first night!
    8. We could advertise in some of the local rags and newspapers. When the weather is cooler, I'd suggest a tent service in Piedmont Park where everyone could bring a picnic; make it fun.
    9. I've participated in the Atlanta AIDS Walk and think it supports several worthwhile charities.
    10. I did attend Pilgramage UCC, but have moved to CITN (East originally, but Midtown now).
    11. Friends who attend. I was reluctant to try it at first. Then I agreed to attend School of the Bible 5 with a friend and was hooked!
    12. Definitely!
    13. Very much so!
    14. I don't have kids, so it doesn't matter to me.
    15. I do and will continue to do so.
    16. I would like to get involved and would also like to see our church get involved in "our" community.
    17. Yes I do. Many services are tailored to me and situations in my life.
    18. The fresh view on religion and that God is love as opposed to all the hatred I was taught previously.
    19.
    20. Yes, I'll be there.

    ReplyDelete
  2. A billboard......Cheshire Bridge Road?.........Love CITN....like no other church I've ever been involved ......amazingly REAL people....Lady Gaga.....but ya know....its really close...Lady Gaga (queen) and Madonna (queen mum)....Burger King.....am blessed always....hate star wars but love chic flicks (silly romance stuff), my ex partner I think influenced my life for the best (now we r next door neighbors).....I LOVE sour cream...and butter too.....the craziest dare????Oh.....I can't ...I'm not looking back am going forward......it was BAD. lol....best advice? Be Yourself and dont apologize!.....yes I'd like to be more involved in the church and not just a seat warmer upper.....I'd want to have dinner with mother Theresa and Joan Rivers at the same time and compare their "theologies"......The Jetsons.....Matchbox (i had solo many and used to "ride" them over a plaid bedspread and pretend the lines were streets)......Jeanie and Ginger-they had more fun....Pepsi...glass ALWAYS full and rose colored....really enjoy the smaller crowd atmosphere/more intimate setting and is more what I'm used to......Love the playlist and think a social outing group might be cool to events plays shows yadayada........personally ...I am really hoping the church fills the niche for the gay community....this is the community I have a burdened heart for. Great things ahead!! Xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Tony Leckey said the last comment...his blondness couldn't figure out how with his iPhone to get name on his own message....(Lord Help Me)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Linda richardsonJune 15, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    1. How do you like the playlist on this blog?
    I don't hear one

    2. How do you think CITN MIDTOWN is going so far?
    I think it is going very well, people are being ministered to and the word and worship are awesome.
    3. Do like meeting at the Biltmore House?
    Yes, I love the building and the history
    plus i now have an excuse to drive to Atlanta once a week
    4. Is CITN MIDTOWN closer to where you live than CITN EAST?
    No

    5. Have you ever been to a church like CITNM before?
    Never

    6. Would you bring your friends to church with you there?
    Some of them, some I could not

    7. Is there a better time for you to meet than on Thursday nights?
    No, any night is good for me

    8. Do you have any suggestions of where we could advertise?
    Creative Loafing, Atlanta magazine
    9. Are you connected with any charities or social programs in the city that we could possibly partner with?
    No, not really

    10. Are you a part of another church and plan on only visiting CITNM occasionally?
    No


    11. How did you hear about CITNM?
    CITN East


    12. Are you looking for a church home?
    No, I have a wonderful one already


    13. Did you feel welcome when you attended CITNM?
    Yes, very much so


    14. Does it matter to you that childcare is not provided for the services?
    No, my sons are not childcare age

    15. If you haven't already, would you consider supporting CITNM financially?
    I already do

    16. Do you want to be actively involved, or would you rather keep a low profile?
    I would like to be actively involved


    17. Do you feel that the ministry offered at CITNM is beneficial to you?
    Yes, it is life changing


    18. What do you like best about it?
    The worship is freeing. The word rings true to me, and you can laugh at yourself at the same time you are hearing some hard truths

    19. What do you like least about it?
    Nothing, I enjoy it all


    20. Do you plan on attending this coming Thursday night?
    Yes




    BONUS QUESTIONS (optional):

    1. Coke or Pepsi? Coke zero
    2. Ginger or Mary Ann? Ginger
    3. Is the glass half empty or half full? Half full-- always
    4. Samantha or Jeanie? Samantha, I always wanted to be just like her
    5. Munsters or Addams Family? Addams Family
    6. Hot Wheels or Matchbox? Hot Wheels
    7. Flintstones or Jetsons? Jetsons
    8. Lady Gaga or Madonna? Madonna
    9. What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? Don't sweat the small stuff, everything will work out
    10. Where do you want to visit before you die? Paris, Sydney, London, St Maarten
    11. What movie do you never get tired of watching? It's Complicated
    12. McDonald's or Birger King? Burger King
    13. If you could have dinner with anyone, whom would you choose? My mom and my grand dad
    14. What day of your life would you like to live over again? One day when my mom was still alive
    15. What's the craziest dare you've ever gone through with? rolling a policeman's car with toliet paper and not getting caught
    16. What's your favorite Bible translation? Message and amplified
    17. Butter or sour cream? butter
    18. Who has been the biggest influence in your life? Bishop, no fooling, I hear his voice in my head
    19. Original Star Wars trilogy or the newer versions (pre-quels)? Original
    20. Are you blessed coming in or going out? Yes, I am blessed and highly flavored every day

    ReplyDelete
  5. 1. How do you like the playlist on this blog?
    All I have to say is Lion King's "He Lives in You" is my anthem

    2. How do you think CITN MIDTOWN is going so far?
    I like the rhythm it is going on. It is going to be a prominent presence in Midtown

    3. Do like meeting at the Biltmore House?
    I love the space. Thank God CITNM is not in a storefront on a strip mall (sorry an architect commenting here)

    4. Is CITN MIDTOWN closer to where you live than CITN EAST?
    It is a 20 min train ride.

    5. Have you ever been to a church like CITNM before?
    Never

    6. Would you bring your friends to church with you there?
    I would when they move to ATL

    7. Is there a better time for you to meet than on Thursday nights?
    Sunday morning would have been the ideal but I know CITN East has that spot so Thursday night is the most well thought-out alternative. Then again nothing should be ideal with CITN

    8. Do you have any suggestions of where we could advertise?
    Neighborhood college campuses (GA tech and GSU) and Creative Loafing is great too.

    9. Are you connected with any charities or social programs in the city that we could possibly partner with?
    Unfortunately no

    10. Are you a part of another church and plan on only visiting CITNM occasionally?
    I am catholic and go to church on some Sundays (not too satisfied with the dogma). I will try to come to CITNM every Thursday night.

    11. How did you hear about CITNM?
    CITN East 26th Anniversary

    12. Are you looking for a church home?
    I am looking for a place that I can go to for spiritual and personal guidance. The catholic church has failed me. I go to the catholic church because it is a form of bonding with my family.

    13. Did you feel welcome when you attended CITNM?
    I loved the diversity and the warmth. I just have to let my walls down.

    14. Does it matter to you that childcare is not provided for the services?
    No kids (yet)

    15. If you haven't already, would you consider supporting CITNM financially?
    I do and will continue

    16. Do you want to be actively involved, or would you rather keep a low profile?
    I would eventually like to be actively involved

    17. Do you feel that the ministry offered at CITNM is beneficial to you?
    I do

    18. What do you like best about it?
    The live praise and worship songs; Bishop's sermons

    19. What do you like least about it?
    Nothing relevant

    20. Do you plan on attending this coming Thursday night?
    I will




    BONUS QUESTIONS (optional):

    1. Coke or Pepsi? WATER

    2. Ginger or Mary Ann? MARY ANN

    3. Is the glass half empty or half full? HALF FULL

    4. Samantha or Jeanie? SAMANTHA

    5. Munsters or Addams Family? NEVER WATCHED

    6. Hot Wheels or Matchbox? ARE THESE BANDS?

    7. Flintstones or Jetsons? YABADABADOO

    8. Lady Gaga or Madonna? GAGA

    9. What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? ON YOU CAREER JOURNEY, LOVE WHAT YOU DO AND THE MONEY WILL COME

    10. Where do you want to visit before you die?
    11. What movie do you never get tired of watching? THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1ST MOVIE EVER SAW)

    12. McDonald's or Birger King? SUBWAY

    13. If you could have dinner with anyone, whom would you choose? MY FATHER

    14. What day of your life would you like to live over again? MY 10TH BIRTHDAY

    15. What's the craziest dare you've ever gone through with? NEVER BEEN DARED BEFORE.

    16. What's your favorite Bible translation?
    NOT ANY PARTICULAR

    17. Butter or sour cream? BUTTER

    18. Who has been the biggest influence in your life? MY MOTHER, AUNT AND UNCLE

    19. Original Star Wars trilogy or the newer versions (pre-quels)? ORIGINAL

    20. Are you blessed coming in or going out? GOING OUT

    ReplyDelete
  6. PLAYLIST: WOW!!! I LOVE ALL 50 OF THEM!!! SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. 1. How do you like the playlist on this blog? It's Cool.

    2. How do you think CITN MIDTOWN is going so far? Great. I'm hearing about it in places I didn't think I would.

    3. Do like meeting at the Biltmore House? I love the history of it, but before now I'd never had a reason to go there.

    4. Is CITN MIDTOWN closer to where you live than CITN EAST? No, but I love the fact that I can hop on Marta if traffic frustrates me too much!

    5. Have you ever been to a church like CITNM before? Yes

    6. Would you bring your friends to church with you there? ALready have.

    7. Is there a better time for you to meet than on Thursday nights? I like Thursday

    8. Do you have any suggestions of where we could advertise? Creative Loafing, Access Atlanta, College Campuses

    9. Are you connected with any charities or social programs in the city that we could possibly partner with? United Way & Youth Pride

    10. Are you a part of another church and plan on only visiting CITNM occasionally? No


    11. How did you hear about CITNM? CITN East member


    12. Are you looking for a church home?
    Nope

    13. Did you feel welcome when you attended CITNM? Yes


    14. Does it matter to you that childcare is not provided for the services? No


    15. If you haven't already, would you consider supporting CITNM financially? Already do.


    16. Do you want to be actively involved, or would you rather keep a low profile? As involved as I can be.


    17. Do you feel that the ministry offered at CITNM is beneficial to you? Oh Yeah!


    18. What do you like best about it? It's more intimate and special to me.


    19. What do you like least about it? Nothing


    20. Do you plan on attending this coming Thursday night? Yes





    BONUS QUESTIONS (optional):

    1. Coke or Pepsi? I have never had a Pepsi in my life lol
    2. Ginger or Mary Ann? Mary-Ann
    3. Is the glass half empty or half full? Half-full
    4. Samantha or Jeanie? Samantha
    5. Munsters or Addams Family? Addams Family: The musical!
    6. Hot Wheels or Matchbox? Hot Wheels
    7. Flintstones or Jetsons? Flintstones
    8. Lady Gaga or Madonna? Both in their own right, but Lady Gaga and I would be besties.
    9. What's the best piece of advice anyone has ever given you? If the grass is greener on the other side. You can bet the water bill is much much higher.
    10. Where do you want to visit before you die? Fiji or Italy
    11. What movie do you never get tired of watching? Legally Blonde or Forest Gump
    12. McDonald's or Burger King? Neither
    13. If you could have dinner with anyone, whom would you choose?Oscar Wilde
    14. What day of your life would you like to live over again? January 1, 2006
    15. What's the craziest dare you've ever gone through with? I can't open that can of worms lol
    16. What's your favorite Bible translation? TNIV or the Message
    17. Butter or sour cream? Sour Cream
    18. Who has been the biggest influence in your life? My Mom
    19. Original Star Wars trilogy or the newer versions (pre-quels)? I like Star Trek
    20. Are you blessed coming in or going out? How about all the time.
    -G.W.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Thanks, Anon @ 10:47...I added 50 more...let know what you think!

    ReplyDelete
  9. 1. Reading this on my iPad and it doesn't play the music.

    2. I've attended one service so far but liked the spirit there very much.

    3. I like the meeting place very much. A place of beauty to reflect God's own love of beauty.

    4. I have attended CITN East years ago. I have also attended churches that were diverse and inclusive.

    5. My friends are from different faith traditions so I would not invite them for that reason.

    6. Oops, i'm answering in the wrong order. CITN Midtown is closer for me. I live in Decatur.

    7. Thursday are perfect for me.

    8. Advertise? No suggestions.

    9. Charities? Sorry, no suggestions at this time.

    10. Part of another church? Yes, I am a member of St. Bart's Episcopal Church.

    11. I will be attending as regularly as I can. I work a fluctuating work schedule which may take me away from CITNM.

    12. How did I hear about it. Word of mouth informed of changes in CITNE. I read about those changes, read Bishop's main blog and found out about CITNM.

    13. Warm welcome. I was greeted very warmly indeed. I'm shy and quiet. It was lovely to have people greet me, hug me, introduce themselves to me, and invite me to sit with them. Very warm indeed.

    14. Childcare is not an issue for me.

    15. I will contribute financially as God makes me able, yes.

    16. I'd like to attend as often as I can and be as involved as I can.

    17. I am so hungry for worship and deep digging Bible study and CITNM offers that in spades.

    18. What do l like about it? Everything so far.

    19. Like least? Nothing so far.

    20. I will not be able to attend the next two services but will miss being there very much.
    5.

    ReplyDelete
  10. we need more preaching and less story telling. also did not like the end of last nights service. i didn't feel confortable and left early, just not to this point yet. it would have been better to go to the front if you wanted someone to pray with you. pls dont push me/us away.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow...ok...thanks...

    ReplyDelete
  12. That person does not speak for everyone. I personally needed to pray for someone so that I could release the annointing within me. You never know when someone is going through something and they may be too shy to ask for prayer or to walk to the front. sometimes that can be the longest 10 steps of your life.

    ReplyDelete