R360 Launch Timeline for Churches

Launching the Readiness 360 Process is Simple:

4 Weeks from R360 Launch: Plan

  • Choose a partner to help manage the process – Pastors, you don’t have to do it alone! – You can add them as users in your Readiness 360 Administrative Dashboard
  • Identify who you most want to take the survey and plan for best ways to get them engaged; In most circumstances, it is wise to get the bulk of your active participants–newcomers, old timers and everyone in between–to take the survey
  • Review each milestone, identify what is needed to make it happen and who is in charge of making it happen

2 Weeks from R360 Launch: Customize

1 Week from R360 Launch: Prepare for Worship

  • Place announcement in bulletin and/or
  • Set up website (link to survey and announcement)

Launch Survey

DAY 1 (Friday): Send email with survey passcode and link you customized and created (click here for sample)

DAY 3 (Sunday): Make a verbal announcement (with or without PowerPoint slides); Most congregations set up a computer lab with helpers to allow support for folks who aren’t comfortable with doing things online and/or those who don’t have access to a computer at home

DAY 7 (Friday): Check completion rate in your R360 Admin account and send email reminder you created before launch along with a thank you to those who already completed the survey

DAY 9 (Sunday): Make a second verbal announcement with or without PowerPoint slides

DAY 11 (Tuesday): Generate the report to close the survey. The survey will not be closed until the reports are  generated; Once reports are generated, the survey may not be reopened

1 Week after Launch: Share & Review

  • Share the R360 1-page News Release in an email, the bulletin and on the web (and any other weekly communication’s vehicles you use)
  • Process the R360 Executive Report with your church’s Lead Team
  • Process Leader Tips in Staff Meeting

2-6 Weeks after Launch: Organize Your Response

  • Pastor convenes a 7 person Multiplication Task Group made up of people who have a passion for multiplying kingdom impact, who are committed to the Lead/Senior Pastor’s vision and who have excellent strategic implementation skills. This Task Group digests the R360 Comprehensive Report and drafts a 90-day plan
  • Lead Team reviews, modifies and votes on 90-day plan
  • Task Group is charged with monitoring implementation of plan

3 Months after 90-Day Plan: Celebrate & Continue

  • Review 90-day plan accomplishments
  • Create a second 90-day plan