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.


Facilitate a celebration of strengths

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

A Short Session is available to help your church reflect and celebrate: Short Session

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.

Planning Processes are available to help your church plan for the future: 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.

Resources to help you act:

The Church Life Survey Workbook provides ways to evaluate and reflect on your results including:



More resources

Webinar: Make the most of your Church Life Survey results

A free 1 hour workshop to make the most of your results 

So your church completed the National Church Life Survey and you want to know more?

This free 1 hour webinar guides you through your Church Life Profile of results, with tips for using your results to inform your ministry. As well, discover our latest findings on church health and effective leadership in a COVID impacted world.

Be inspired by what other churches are doing.

Webinar: Make the Most of your Results

Review regularly with a Church Life Survey anytime

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.  

More info: Church Life Surveys anytime

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