Practical processes to make best use of your Church Life Survey results
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Topics: workbook 2021 NCLS church life survey planning planning processes church life profile act communicate evaluate church readiness
After completing a Church Life Survey, your church will receive a Church Life Survey Workbook to help your church to explore and understand your survey results.
It offers processes to help your leaders and your church to respond to your results and form future direction.
It is a companion document to your Church Life Profile of survey results. Use your Workbook to evaluate, communicate and act on your survey results.
The Workbook is available as both Protestant and Catholic editions, in print or ebook formats.
This Workbook is structured in such a way to encourage you to follow three essential steps after participation in the survey: to evaluate, to communicate and to act. Churches that make a commitment to acting on their results, find it integral to their way of life and not an optional extra. Acting harnesses aspiration and inspiration. It ensures that vision, discernment and the realising of potential are consistently renewed as a church moves forward together.
Many factors make your church unique so we provide a range of exercises to choose from to help your church move forward. You can use various elements in this Workbook to tailor a process to suit your particular context, life stage and people.
The Workbook contains worksheets, reflective exercises, communication ideas and practical processes to enable a leader or team to explore and apply their results.
Includes: Reflective exercises to gauge your church's readiness to respond to results, and their capacity for action.
Explore and evaluate your survey results
Includes: Worksheets to Gain an Overview of summary results and Worksheets to Dig Deeper into more comprehensive results.
Identify key points and communicate them
Includes: Ways to share your Profile, Discussion with leadership team or mentor, Report Presentation Template, and 10 ideas to communicate with your church.
Plan and act for your future
Includes: Planning Principles, Workshops and Planning Process Outlines: Short Session, Reflection Action Process and Comprehensive Planning Process.
Tracking Australians' social attitudes, spirituality, religion and wellbeing
The National Church Life Survey (NCLS) is a five-yearly co-operative venture across all churches in Australia and is the largest longitudinal study of church life in the world.
For churches that did not take part in the 2021 NCLS