Best Practices & Helpful Information

THE SURVEY

  • There are two ways your congregants can take the survey:
    • Mobile App - Accessing the link on their smartphone will prompt them to download the REVEAL-Spiritual Formation app. An email, username, and password are required.
    • Computer - Access the link on a desktop or laptop, an email, username, and password is required. We recommend using Chrome for this. 

On Your Smartphone with the App:

You will be prompted to download the REVEAL- Spiritual Formation App.

  1. Tap your church survey link (via- email, website, or your church app) 
  2. Download the app
  3. A notification Prompt will pop up, tap don't allow
  4. Tap Sign Up
  5. Set up your account to access the survey
    1. Enter an Email, & Password
    2. Tap Next
    3. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and a Username
  6. Tap Create Account
    1. Wait as the survey downloads 
    2. Ignore the blue prompt and tap the "x" at the bottom of the screen
  7. Tap Start Program at the bottom of the screen
    1. YOUR IN! Begin taking the survey

Steps to take after you complete the survey on a Smartphone:

  1. Tap Finish Program  
    1. A green confirmation page will load stating Program Complete! This means you have submitted your survey. 
  2. Rate the Survey or Skip the rating process  (this is not a place for church feedback REVEAL will not pass along this feedback to your church.) 
    1. You will be prompted with a question Was this content relevant to you? 
      1. Tap Skip - upper right of the screen
      2. OR
      3. Tap Yes or No - bottom of the screen
    2. You will be prompted to rate the survey 1-5 starts (1= bad, 5=good)
      1. Tap Skip - upper right of the screen
      2. OR
      3. Tap the stars to rate the program
        1. Tap Submit
    3. Tap the "X" in the top left of the screen 
    4. Tap the colored icon in the bottom right of the screen
    5. Tap Settings
    6. Tap Sign out

When using the same Smartphone/Tablet device for multiple people :

  1. Confirm the previous person signed out. See steps above, listed under Steps to Take After You Complete the Survey on a Smartphone
  2. Navigate to your churches survey link (via- email, website, or your church app) 
  3. Tap the link and begin the steps above. Listed under On Your Smartphone with the App

Computer:

  • Once they have finished the survey, be sure they log out of their account (click the icon in the top right corner, then click "Logout"). Then the next person will need to click the survey link again, create a new account and take the survey. Repeat this process for each person.


THE RESULTS

  • We will provide you with an Executive Summary Report regardless of your response rate as long as you have at least 40 responses. To receive both the Executive Summary Report and a Comprehensive Report, shoot for 80 responses, we will still provide a Comprehensive Report if your church is under 80. However if your church is under 80 the Comprehensive report will have less data to go on.

  •  These limitations ensure that we have enough responses to make meaningful comparisons to our database norms. However, if your congregants provide sufficient responses for the reports but fall short of the response rate targets (30%), we would caution against taking action based on your survey results.

  • No one outside of the REVEAL for Church support team will see your results without your permission. It is up to you whether or not you would like to share the results with others.

  • The identity of congregants who take the survey will not be included in your results, and results are not available at the individual level.

OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • When your congregants take the survey, they will need to create an account all survey and account information is 100% confidential. Only one completed survey can be generated per account. 
  • Survey end date extension: We are happy to extend the end date, to whatever works best for you and your church. It's usually the first two weeks that yield the most responses. 

 

 

PromotING THE SURVEY

We’ve developed a set of useful guidelines to help you implement the REVEAL for ME: Spiritual Life Survey in your unique church setting. These guidelines, which include promotional ideas, key messages, and a suggested timetable, are intended to help you field the survey so that you generate the highest response rate possible. 

Survey Promotion Guidelines

Announcement Templates

Email Templates

REVEAL for Church Logos

Campaign Template Graphics

Social Media Graphics

COMPANION RESOURCE

REVEAL for Me: Spiritual Life Development is designed to encourage individual spiritual growth in the context of relationships. It includes mini-assessments based on nine topics identified through the REVEAL research, interactive growth experiences from dozens of contributors, and built-in discussion guides to support face-to-face conversations.

 


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