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Survey Consent Information
Purpose and Objective of the Research
: The purpose of this survey is to explore the attitudes, behaviours, and experiences surrounding evangelism/evangelization in Canadian congregations, across theological traditions. This survey is a partnership between Alpha Canada and the Flourishing Congregations Institute, with support from the following in-kind sponsors: Canadian Church Leaders Network, Catholic Christian Outreach, Divine Renovation, and WayBase.
: The data will be collected via this online survey. The survey is estimated to take about 10 minutes to complete.
: Alpha Canada.
: There are no known or anticipated risks to participating in this survey. This survey is hosted by Voxco, a Canadian-owned and managed company, whose data are securely stored in Canada. Consider printing this page for your records.
: The findings may be published in peer-reviewed journals, books, presented at conferences, and displayed in aggregate form on the Flourishing Congregation Institute’s website, with the attendant possibilities of contributing to the literature in this field. Partnering organizations may also present/display findings from this study at various events, on their websites, and so forth.
: Your confidentiality will be maintained through the period of data collection, report writing, and dissemination of findings. No identifying personal information will be used in any report. The findings will be reported in aggregate form and individual participants will remain non-identifiable.
Storage of Data
: Upon completion of the study the data will be kept for a minimum of five years with the Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute (Dr. Joel Thiessen) at Ambrose University in Calgary, in accordance with the Ambrose University research ethics guidelines. The physical data will be kept in a locked filing cabinet and the electronic data in a password protected electronic format. Should the data be destroyed after five years, it will be destroyed beyond recovery.
Right to Withdraw
: Your participation is voluntary and you may answer only those questions that you are comfortable with. You may withdraw from the survey for any reason, at any time without explanation or penalty of any sort. Once you submit the survey there is no way to separate your response from others (because of immediate anonymity).
: At the conclusion of the study, a report will be made publicly available online and through an Alpha-led public online event in Fall 2021. All participants will be able to access these research findings presented or published through the public research databases and through the flourishingcongregations.org website and research publications (i.e., journal articles and books), as well as through events and websites associated with the partnering organizations.
The benefits for those who participate are:
Access to findings from the study overall
practical tools and resources
to arise from this research
Studies show that congregations/parishes that participate in research like this directly benefit from the process of reflecting on the subject matter
Satisfaction that you have helped others to learn more about evangelism/evangelization in Canada
Questions or Concerns
: Contact our Director, Dr. Joel Thiessen, at 1-403-410-2000 ext.2979 or by email at
. This research project was reviewed and approved on ethical grounds by Ambrose University Research Ethics. Any questions regarding your rights as a participant may be addressed to that committee through the Ambrose Research Ethics Board (
) or (403) 410-2000 ext 6935.
As indicated, by completing and submitting this online survey, your
free and informed consent is implied
and indicates that you understand the above conditions of participation in this study.
Joel Thiessen, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University
Shaila Visser, Sr. Global Alpha Vice President and National Director of Alpha Canada