Prepare your church for the survey

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Before the Survey

PREPARE YOUR CHURCH

Share the purpose of the survey with your church. Affirm the value of the everyone’s contribution to build a sense of group ownership. Notify your church of the chosen survey date(s).

Every survey form represents the voice of a church attender, leader or child. The survey listens to their thoughts, opinions and experiences of church life. It is designed to be a positive, inclusive process to reflect on ministry and mission together and to help equip leaders to build for the future.

 


Survey Kits will be dispatched to participating churches prior to November. The Survey Kit includes a range of surveys, along with a Guide for the person coordinating the survey at the church and Site Instructions for completing the survey forms on the chosen survey day(s) at each site.


Prepare your church for the survey

Share the purpose of the 2021 NCLS with your congregation and invite their participation. Affirm the value of the everyone’s contribution to build a sense of group ownership. Notify your church attenders of your chosen survey date(s).

 

Some ideas to help prepare your church in the weeks before your survey day:

Show A Promotional Video

 

Distribute a brochure or share online

 

Download the 2021 NCLS Invitational Brochure for Churches - Low Res (pdf)


Consider how to best use the survey process at your church

With your leadership team, consider your church's readiness to engage the survey process and determine some goals.

 

Read Local Church Stories

See how other churches use a Church Life Survey and discuss ways your church might best utilise this process to review, evaluate and reflect on your church's vitality.

Consider the 5 steps to a successful survey

Determine some goals on how your church will best use the survey experience to assess your health and vitality and discern your direction into the future.


Checklist of key tasks: From September- October 2021

A. Communicate the purpose of the survey to your church and leadership team.

B. Select a date(s) to complete the survey and inform your church.

C. Consider church readiness and any goals you want to achieve from the survey process.

 

NEXT STEP: From November 2021, receive your Survey Kit and ADMINISTER THE SURVEY WELL.

 

1. Prepare   2. ADMINISTER    3. Evaluate  4. Communicate  5. Act