I had a couple of requests last week for a sample all church survey. Here’s the one we used at West Ridge several months ago to get a sense of who we attract to our services, where they came from and how they’re connecting to our church:
It might help you to know that we distributed these surveys in the Sunday services. We gave folks about five minutes to complete the surveys during the service. That gave us a higher participation rate that we believe is more reflective of who is actually attending. I know there are many great online survey resources, but my guess is only the people who are most connected to your church will take the extra step of completing those types of surveys on their own time.
Of course, the greatest value of these surveys is to watch trends over time. If you do the survey at the same time every year, you’ll begin to develop a picture of how your ministry strategy is helping people take their next steps toward Christ.
Have you used an all-church survey at your church? Has it helped you make better decisions? Join the conversation by sharing your comment.