Best Practices & Helpful Information
- There are two ways your congregants can take the survey:
If using one device for multiple users:
Each person will need to access the survey via your church specific link. Once they click the link to the survey, they will be prompted to create an account, and then take the survey.
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.
Smartphone & Tablet (app based):
Each person will need to access the survey via your church specific link. Once they click the link to the survey, they will be prompted to download the REVEAL - Spiritual Formation App. Once downloaded, they need to create an account, and then take the survey.
Once they have finished the survey, be sure they log out of their account (click the icon in the bottom right corner, then click "Settings" & "Sing Out"). 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. (No need to delete & download the app again).
The survey contains 107 questions in a multiple-choice format. Most people can answer the survey in 15-20 minutes. We recommend you let your congregants know that the survey will take this long.
The survey is not available in a paper version. If you have congregants that are not great with computers or don’t have access to computers, we recommend having an option available before and after your weekend services, for people to take the survey on site. We’ve also found that having people who are good with computers help those who don’t know computers well, helps bridge the knowledge gap and allows for more people to complete the survey.
Anyone under the age of 18 cannot participate in the survey due to the need for parental consent.
When Using Mobile: Download the REVEAL app to access the survey
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.
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.
REVEAL WORKS VIDEOS
THE REVEAL STORY
BEST PRACTICES FOR CHURCHES
SPIRITUAL VITALITY INDEX