2.06.2007

Survey and Results

Several people have asked to see the survey/questionaire we asked our students to fill out last weekend. Below, I've listed the questions from our survey as well as the results from my weekend students. It's important to state that this survey was only for the purposes of evaluating our large group weekend program. There are a couple very suprising discoveries.

1. I am a Male/Female:
2. Service I attend:
3. I come to church with:
4. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate the following parts of our weekend?
Games:
Music:
Messages:

5. How much time do you spend each week:
On the phone
Watching TV
Praying
On the internet
Playing video games
Reading the Bible

6. What's your favorite:
TV Show
Radio Station
Movie

7. I Believe Jesus died for my sins: YES NO
8. I have accepted Jesus into my life: YES NO
9. I have been baptized: YES NO
10.One thing I'd like to hear a message on: _____________
11.I think the biggest temptation facing JH students is: ______________
12.If I could change one thing about Wildside it would be: ________________

OUR RESULTS

SEX MALE: 47% FEMALE: 53%

GRADE 7th: 48% 8th: 52%

SERVICE 6:30: 57% 9: 26% 11:15: 17% 4:30: 7%

WHO DO YOU COME WITH Parents: 48% Friends: 35% Relatives: 8.5% Neighbors: 8.5%

GAMES 1-10 1-2: 5% 3-4: 5% 5-6: 9% 7-8: 36% 9-10: 45%

MUSIC 1-10 1-2: 8% 3-4: 4% 5-6: 4% 7-8: 34% 9-10: 50%

MESSAGES 1-10 1-2: 5% 3-4: 4% 5-6: 12% 7-8: 25% 9-10: 54%

I BELIEVE JESUS DIED FOR MY SINS YES: 99% NO: 1%

I HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS INTO MY LIFE: YES: 99% NO: 1%

I HAVE BEEN BAPTIZED: YES: 69% NO: 31%



THE MOST POPULAR ANSWERS IN THE FILL-IN QUESTIONS:


WHAT I’D LIKE TO HEAR A MESSAGE ON:

1. Friends

2. End Times

3. Gossip


BIGGEST TEMPTATIONS FACING JH STUDENTS:

1. Gossip

2. Peer Pressure

3. Sex & Drugs



IF I COULD CHANGE SOMETING:

1. Nothing

2. More Music

3. More Games

4. Longer Messages (okay, only 3 people wrote that)



FAVORITE RADIO STATIONS:

1. KIIS (pop rock, hip hop etc.)

2. STAR (Top 40)

3. KROQ (Alternative Rock)



TV SHOWS:

1. American Idol

2. 24

3. Lost


MY COMMENTS:
We are still getting the results for how much time they spend doing the activities we listed. The favorite movies were all over the map, but the favorite genre by far was comedies.

I'm SHOCKED at the 99% answer to: "I have accepted Jesus into my life". I've got a few thoughts such as maybe the seeker students and newer students may have left this question blank (we had lots of blank answers on this question...). It also reminds me that our church is getting older and we have fewer seeker families. It also makes me realize we aren't reaching out to unchurched kids the way we could. And finally, and maybe most importantly, It points out all kinds of stuff about the way we explain faith in Christ, being a Christian, their understanding of it etc. because that figure is uncomfortably high. While some youth pastors might be thrilled with it, it creates way more questions for me than answers.

5 comments:

markeades said...

Thanks for the survey -
question - what are you looking for in this survey? what key information are you trying to gather to help your ministry?

we are doing something like this but we are still trying to come up with the purpose for each question and then an over all purpose of the survey.

Dave Miers said...

thanks for posting this.

Ashley said...

I was also very shocked by your "I have accepted Jesus into my life" responses. One of the hardest parts of youth ministry for me is that the most important thing we hope to achieve is next to impossible to measure. I definately am in agreement with your thoughts behind it though. Thanks for sharing this!

Rob C said...

Thx!

Deneice said...

They have good tastes in radio stations...though I would have out KIIS 3rd and Star 98.7 first! :) What...no "The Fish?"