Take action in response to your survey results
• Facilitate a celebration and reflection on strengths
• Undertake a process to plan, set vision and act
• Move to action together
• Checklist of key tasks
Facilitate a celebration and reflection on strengths
Run a short session to reflect on the strengths and the unique giftings of your attenders, as identified in the survey. Invite conversation on how to encourage the strengths, giftings and skills already present in the congregation. Pray together as you celebrate and acknowledge the gifts God has given.
Resources to help you reflect on strengths:
Church Life Survey Workbook: Short Session to celebrate strengths and affirm your people.
Facilitate a time of reflection to engage your results and move to action. A range of planning process options are provided in the Church Life Survey Workbook, or choose another process, to allow churchgoers to review the findings and develop a response. Invite all church attenders or a selected task group to undertake the chosen process of planning or setting a vision. Encourage all church attenders to get involved in pursuing the church's goal or vision and moving to action.
Resources to help you to make an action plan:
Church Life Survey Workbook: Planning Process options: Reflection Action Process to respond to results and move directly to action or Comprehensive Planning Process to set a vision together and pursue it.
Move to action together
Whatever plan you complete, or vision you set, the important thing is to move to action. Ensure attenders are involved in owning the plan or vision and achieving it together.
After moving to action, review regularly to track progress and keep attenders engaged and involved in the process over time. This can be done by completing a Church Life Survey at any time in the future, at regular intervals.
Resources to help you regularly review:
Church Life Surveys anytime: Churches can run a Church Life Survey at any time to keep a track of their health and vitality.