NCD Survey Result Guides (NRGs)
The NCD Survey Result Guides will help tell the church’s story, identify strengths to leverage, and reveal issues to be addressed. These guides were introduced in 2012 and replace the previous report called ProfilePlus (renamed the Status Guide and included in the suite of guides).
Churches can enter into their story and ‘own’ the results through themes identified from the NCD Survey data, understand more detailed analytics, and introduce the planning process to leverage strengths to deal with issues, and experience God in new and deeper ways.
There is a series of four Result Guides:
- Summary Guide: superimposes the church’s feedback on the Trinitarian Compass – a “30,000 foot view” ideal for distribution to the larger audience. This Guide was upgraded earlier this year to include important new ways of looking at the results and what issues may be revealed. The first addition shines a light on the areas that may be impacting why people are or are not coming in the front door, and on those who may be leaving out the back door. The second addition takes a look at how congregations breathing in – or inhaling – God’s energy for mission and ministry, and/or if they’re not breathing out, or exhaling.
- Story Guide: identifies 24 themes from the data and ranks them from most to least natural for the congregation – a second slice & dice of the data resulting in an equally valid and reliable set of parameters against which to view the results
- Status Guide: groups the questions by Quality Characteristic, provides for detailed analytics, and effectively replaces the ProfilePlus report
- Strategy Guide: leads into the planning process for dealing with issues identified and eliminating barriers to God’s all-by-itself growth-potential
The NRGs can be viewed and/or shared online. PDF versions can be downloaded for sharing as well. There is a detailed or full version that integrates NCD’s recommended processes for analyzing and dealing with the data. There also exists a ‘Charts Only’ version which we recommend for sharing among group members and for printing.
Churches will receive four Results Guides to work through. Minimum Process guidelines will be embedded in the Guides and additional tools will be available for those who wish to go deeper.
In addition to providing deeper, more accessible, and more actionable insight into the story of your church, you will receive the new Report Guides within minutes through a new online system. The NCD Survey Results Guides cost $475 plus H/GST for each Survey cycle.
NCD Summary Guide: Results on the Trinitarian Compass
NCD Story Guide: Results grouped by Theme
NCD Status: Results by Quality Characteristic
NCD Strategy: Results for planning