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The only demographic information resource that compares your congregation to the people in your ministry area.
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1 What is the Congregational Survey?
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2 Who should take the Survey?
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3 Where do we begin?
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4 What are we supposed to include
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5 When should the Survey be conducted?
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6 How should the Survey be conducted?
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7 What about the optional
Church Leadership Page?
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8 What do we do with the
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9 Is the data entry fee per survey
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What is the Congregational Survey?
The Congregational Survey is the first of the three data sources which drive ReVision. This survey seeks to gain strategic information about the persons who participate at any level in the life of your church. It is completely anonymous. The only person who should see a survey other than the respondent is a Percept data entry person.
Before you make photocopies of the Congregational Survey be sure to type in your program names in Section 6.
Who should take the survey?
Generally, the rule of thumb is any adult who attends worship. More specifically, anyone over the age of 15. The survey is not designed for children.
Where do we begin?
There are four decisions to make before you do anything else with the survey.
First, determine when you intend to administer the survey.
Second, determine how you intend to administer the survey.
Third, type in the list of programs and ministries currently offered by your church in the table on page 5 of the survey. MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETE THIS STEP BEFORE YOU MAKE COPIES (See instructions below.)
Fourth, determine if you intend to use the optional last page (page 6) of the survey on Church leadership.
What are we supposed to include
on page 5 under the section
Our Congregation's Programs?
The table on the top half of page 5 of the survey provides an opportunity to customize the survey for your own church. You are given 20 spaces. You do not have to use all 20. HOWEVER, YOU MUST NOT USE MORE THAN 20 nor can you depart in any fashion from the basic structure of the table. If you do, anything listed after 20 will be ignored!
We recommend you simply list the programs you offer by the names they are known. DO NOT MAKE STATEMENTS. An example follows.
1. Sunday Morning Worship
2. High School Youth Program
3. Adult Choir
4. Food Pantry
etc....
NOTE: If you don't need all 20 lines and are concerned about the appearance of the survey, use "white out" correction fluid or a piece of white paper to white out the unused portion of page 5 before you make copies of the survey.
When should the Survey
be conducted?
Remember the goal of taking a survey. You want the respondents to represent the broad spectrum of adults in your congregation. For most churches, there is only one setting where you have a captive audience that best represents at a moment in time the full range of your church; Sunday morning worship. (If have alternative services, in those as well.)
Plan to administer the survey on a regular Sunday morning. It should take about 15 minutes to complete.
How should the Survey be conducted?
Make enough copies of the survey to cover every adult 15 years of age and older for a typical worship service (or services). Experience suggests the following guidelines be followed.
Plan on a 15 minute slot at the end of the service.
Make sure surveys are distributed to everyone at the time you intend to administer it. DO NOT PASS THEM OUT AHEAD OF TIME. You do not want the survey to distract from the rest of the service, nor do you want people to set them aside.
Be sure to have pencils for everyone available.
Have enough ushers to pass out surveys and pencils.
Provide a brief introduction and instructions.
Insist they complete the survey while seated. Do not let them take the surveys home,
or they will most likely never be returned.
Station ushers at ALL EXITS to collect surveys.
What about the optional
Church Leadership Page?
The survey includes an optional page which seeks to discover the congregation's leadership values, especially relative to pastors. This page is optional. ITS PROCESSING IS NOT COVERED IN THE BASE PROGRAM PRICE. Its purpose is to support congregations who are conducting the ReVision program in part as a preliminary study to calling a new pastor.
If this is your congregation’s need, then you may choose to use this page. However, if you do, please note the additional charge on the program order form.
What do we do with the
completed Surveys?
They should be boxed immediately upon completion. But do not send them to Percept. They should go back to the task force chair.
Is the data entry fee per survey
included in the base price?
No. There is no way for Percept to know how many surveys will be completed. Therefore, a per survey data entry fee of $.95 per survey completed must be added to the base fee. Please see the Church Profile order form which seeks general church information for the place to calculate this fee. You will need to know exactly how many completed surveys you are sending to Percept for processing in order to complete the data entry calculation.
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