Congregational Survey from LifeWay Research
By Naomi Annandale
Much has been made about when churches will be permitted to worship and engage in ministries in person. Less has been said about how congregants feel about congregating up close. But this is a crucial issue – an issue of care – that will have great impact on what any re-launch is like.
The resource linked below, developed by LifeWay Research, is a quick, simple survey that leaders can use to check your congregation’s feelings about gathering for worship at this time.
Of course, it is most critical to follow the regulations of your community and the guidance of your bishop, but knowing where your congregation stands can be a valuable supplement to official guidance.
LifeWay has made this resource free for churches to use. Leaders can print and distribute physical copies of the survey, email it to parishioners, or distribute by other means as needed.
Naomi Annandale is the Director of Research and Strategic Evaluation at Discipleship Ministries. She can be reached by email at [email protected]