Worship service resources for the 2011 National Church Life Survey

20 years of experience has shown that churches find the National Church Life Survey process most useful when survey completion is effectively integrated into the worship service or Mass for that day. Doing so encourages attenders to participate in the survey in a reflective way, and with a view to contributing to the further development of the life and mission of their church.

To help churches to integrate the survey into worship, NCLS Research offers a series of worship resources. These resources are optional, and have been prepared by people from a diversity of denominations and worship traditions. We encourage you to peruse the following, and to use and adapt any which you may find helpful:

Preparing your congregation – a series of points to help explain the purpose and benefits of the survey to attenders

Integrating the survey into the liturgy – suggestions for churches which follow a more formal liturgical structure

Prayers – for use during a time of intercessory prayer

Reflections on the lectionary – linking the survey to the Sunday gospel readings

Other Biblical reflections – to help churches prepare for evaluation and feedback


2011 NCLS Worship Resources