Collect real-time feedback from your church members with church surveys with Swift
With the ability to quickly collect feedback, opinions, and other data from church members, church surveys come in handy for a variety of purposes. Whether you want to know how satisfied your church members are with the church services, how long they have been attending your services, how far they travel to attend, or any other information that could be useful to you, collecting this information with church congregation survey questions is the way to go!
If you’re ready to start creating church congregation survey questions, the following tips will help make sure your surveys are a success.
Before you create your church survey form with Swift Polling, first ask yourself what the desired outcome of the survey is. Are you interested in learning more about the demographics of your church members? Are you looking for ways to improve your church services? Do you want to know what your church members would like to see more of? These, and a number of other objectives will form the basis of your questions. Be sure each question you include in the survey takes you one step closer to reaching that objective.
For surveys of all kinds, it’s often best to keep your questions, and the survey itself, as short as possible. Respondents may get overwhelmed with lengthy surveys, and this causes them to either not complete it, or complete it without thoroughly reading and understanding the content. Ultimately, this leads to inaccurate results that won’t help you in the long run.
Depending on the type of feedback and information you’re trying to collect, there are different question formats that might be right for your church questionnaire for members.
When you create a mobile survey for church members, there are a few qualities to focus on to make sure the mobile survey is effective, user-friendly, and gets a high-response rate.
Clean and simple: If church members are completing a survey on their mobile device, it’s important to stick to a clean and simple design that isn’t too distracting or busy. Keep logos and branding to a minimum!
Short surveys: In most cases, mobile surveys are best kept between about five to ten questions.
Answer options are easy to click: Make sure the response boxes are large enough that they are easy to click on using fingers rather than a computer mouse.
Take a look at these sample church survey questions for the inspiration for creating your own survey.
How long have you been attending our church?
A) Less than one year
B) Less than five years
C) Less than 10 years
D) For 10 years or more
What is your favorite part of attending our church?
A) The community
B) The religious education
C) The events and group activities
How well do you feel our church meets its members’ needs?
A) Very well
C) Somewhat well
D) Needs improvement
What would you like to see more of at our church? Please type your response in the answer box below.
How could we make our church more welcoming and inviting for new members?
Do you agree the church spends money in a way that aligns with our mission?
D) Not sure
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