Do You Know If Your Congregation Is Ready to Return to Church? Blog Feature
Marian V. Liautaud

By: Marian V. Liautaud on May 26, 2020

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Do You Know If Your Congregation Is Ready to Return to Church?

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Churches are faced with myriad decisions about how to make worship facilities safe and sanitary as they decide on the best timing to reopen for in-person worship and ministry programs. How will you manage traffic flow and seating to keep people socially distanced? Do you have enough hand sanitizer stations strategically placed throughout the building? How will you receive the offering and share communion to avoid spreading COVID?

While all of these are significant questions, there's another equally critical one to ask: Are your people ready to return to church?


Find out how your congregation feels about returning to church.

Survey Your Church Now


In partnership with Barna and Gloo, Aspen Group is making the Church Pulse Weekly polls and toolkit available to pastors and church leaders. You can send out a quick survey to your congregation to get a gauge on their readiness to return to church.

To get started, simply create a free account and send the Returning to Church Check-In to your people. This simple poll will give you a snapshot of your congregants’ overall sentiments about coming back to in-person services. 

Barna and Gloo have been tracking pastors’ and congregations’ sentiments on a multitude of shifts that have occurred since COVID-19 hit the U.S. Each week, David Kinnaman and Carey Nieuwhof, and other leaders review and explore what the data means on the ChurchPulse Weekly Podcast. These up-to-date insights provide information leaders can use to lead effectively through the current crisis and beyond.

We want you to be equipped to lead well in this next season of ministry, and we hope these Barna/Gloo polls and tools will provide additional help as you navigate your church through uncharted waters.



About Marian V. Liautaud

Marian served as Aspen's Director of Marketing from 2014 to 2021, sharing stories about how Aspen designs, builds, and furnishes space for ministry impact.