Decide on action steps in response to results. Determine goals then pursue them.



Act on your survey results

Churches can use their survey feedback to have more meaningful conversations and make informed decisions, with evidence to back up choices and directions. Churches can form an action plan that empowers attenders to contribute their gifts and skills and move to action together.


Take action in response to your results


Facilitate a celebration of strengths

Facilitate a short celebration to affirm the people of your church and their strengths. Suitable for any church.


Undertake a process to plan, set vision and act

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.

Three Planning Processes are available to help your church plan for the future: Short Session; Reflection Action Planning Process; and a Comprehensive Planning Process

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 active participation, 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 act:


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