Soul Care Survey Results
All I can say, is WOW!!!!
Our team is blown away by the incredible response to the soul care survey we sent out less than a week ago! And humbled. THANK YOU! The levels of participation were amazing -- over 1 in 8 of our entire list answered the survey. Clearly, you care about this topic!! Which is not surprising, given that we learned 29% of you have been on this journey for over 10 years! And yet others are just coming up to speed, with 37% under two years. So healthy to see such diversity of experience.
As promised, here's some of the main things we learned about our community:
1. We are leaders: It was clear that many of you in this community are involved in ministry leadership (pastors, missionaries, parachurch and denominational leaders, elders, and more). And a good number of you are spiritual directors, therapist and coaches. Many many are small group leaders. So much fantastic care of souls going on around here!
We are delighted to serve so many leaders. It’s clear there's a hunger to make soul care a key leadership priority. I can’t tell you how significant I believe this is. I believe this reflects a major move of God in our day.
2. We are looking for more: Our team is encouraged by how many of you are seeking resources, tools and interaction! You want to be both inspired and equipped. This very much lines up with what our team has been praying about, discerning, developing, and even beta testing to support individuals and organizations.
One of the cool things we were able to see is a “word cloud” that showed the most frequently used words in your response to, "What services would you like to receive from Soul Care in the future?". Take a look!
This third learning was the most humbling… if humbling can be measured! : )
3. We are willing to talk: We are BLOWN AWAY by the number of you who volunteered to connect with us for 15 to 30 minute interview! We can't wait to learn a bit more about you and your interests through conversation. We will begin scheduling those calls next week. Can't wait!!
All to say, I am so grateful for you and the opportunity we all share to actively engage in the care of our own souls while encouraging and empowering others to do the same. These are significant days, friends. Aslan is on the move.... and we are just one part of this much bigger story. What a treasure!