Office Hours: Surveys & Your Own Office Hours

Office Hours: Surveys & Your Own Office Hours

September 5, 2012 by

Every week I hold online office hours and answer questions from folks like you. This week we’ve got a question about marketing budgets and bulletin advertising. Take a look and be sure to join me every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. CDT for online office hours!

Do you know of a survey of church-goers that gives insight on how they prefer to get their info—email, text, print, etc.?

My Response:

Yes, in fact. There’s a survey that measures those data points happening right now. It’s called the “Web Usage & Digital Communication Survey” and you need to apply to be a part of it. The organization that’s sponsoring it, Monk Development, will build a free congregational survey that you can administer in your own context.

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QZQR6QW

Full disclosure: I’m on the team from Monk Development!

I’m a (solo) pastor interested in hosting virtual office hours. Where to start? Thanks!

My Response:

Great question. We have a few resources you can look at that describe the process:

Most of all, be willing to experiment. I’ve used Formspring, Google+, live streaming services like UStream.tv and Twitter chats. For what it’s worth, I’m still looking for the perfect solution!


Thanks for the great questions everybody! Hopefully this information will help you get from where you are to where you want to go. See you next time in the office!

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Justin Wise


Justin Wise lives in West Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife and son. He likes coffee, reading, running and blogging.
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