What if you could have a team of experienced Christian researchers provide you with “best in class” data and fresh insights that will help your church leadership answer the nagging questions? What if you could have a team of pastors and experts (with Ph.D.s) on your side to help you and your leadership team/Board make a decision or evaluate an event or program?

And what if all of this cost about 1/8 of what others charge? (Yes, you read that right.)

Arbor Research Group, one of the country’s leading research agencies, is offering a new service to churches. While known for their intensive on-site work for larger organizations and businesses, Arbor is taking their expertise and experience and offering online surveys to churches at such a cost that it makes it a no-brainer option. Many churches desire to conduct an unbiased survey with a 3rd party consulting group, but find the costs daunting. Arbor is able to provide full-service online surveys to churches for a small fraction of what others charge.

Many churches desire to conduct an unbiased survey with a 3rd party consulting group but find the costs daunting and the time commitment even more so. Arbor does all of the work! Due to our capacity, software, and expert team, we are able to provide full-service online surveys, with Ph.D.-level analysis, to churches for a small fraction of what others charge. Our surveys aren’t just polling questions; we ask questions that get to the implications and meaning behind the numbers. While many can quote numbers, we can tell you what those numbers mean and how they relate to one another.

Here is what churches receive with our 5-star service:

  • We custom design the survey to your church, context, and desired focus. 
  • The survey will be branded with your church logo and a welcome from your pastor.
  • We work with you to generate the questions. 
  • You approve and send out the survey link to your people. 
  • We perform the analysis with both descriptive and statistical data. 
  • You and your team receive a co-branded report with summaries, graphs, and recommendations.
  • You can scale up too, with open-ended questions (at extra cost) that REALLY help you learn more. 
  • We can serve as advisors for next steps too as you move forward. 

We know what a good survey needs to do so we use a creative suite of questions to get the answers you need. Our surveys are actually fun to take and people don’t tire as they answer the questions. We’ve been at this for a long time now, so we can provide the best experience possible for you and your church.

Our price for a basic online survey is $1250 for most churches. For smaller churches (with weekend attendance under 250), the cost is $950. One fee covers all of what’s listed above along with helpful coaching from our team of experts at every step. As former pastors ourselves, we know the financial pressure facing most churches, so we are pleased to offer this service.Some organizations charge $9000-$14000  for the same survey work.

Remember, you get our complete attention and our full team of experts in your corner! You’ll get the peace of mind that comes with knowing the answers to nagging questions. We’ve seen the benefit good research plays in helping our larger clients each year. We want to churches big and small in a similar fashion.

We will work with you to make sure the project is perfect and what you want. We’ll get it right, just the way you want it, and we’ll find out what you need to know. We’ve been doing this for many years now in larger international settings. Now we want to help churches with that same attentiveness and expertise.

I invite you to Email us to learn more. You’ll discover what all of our clients to-date have learned: That we are easy to work with and we deliver results. In fact, once our clients see our work and understand the benefits, all of them have hired us a second or third time for additional projects.

Drop us a note and we’ll set up a time to talk on the phone and discuss your situation.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Terry Linhart, Ph.D. & the Arbor Research Group team