How to run Taste & See

The step-by-step guide for facilitators who want to buy Taste & See

  1. Read about Taste & See on this website.
  2. Discuss running the programme with your church leader.
  3. Purchase the programme on our secure site by CLICKING HERE.
  4. Decide on a weekly time to run the course.
  5. Advertise the programme in your church and local community. You can print off the poster or flyer and insert your details.  There is a 1 minute advert to play in church or 5 minute trailer which will give people more of a feel for the course.
  6. Encourage all those on the programme to sign up to tell us a bit about themselves and how they get on with the programme. Links to this are provided in the programme workbooks.

The step-by-step guide for facilitators running the programme, for free, as part of the research trial

  1. Read about Taste & See on this website.
  2. Discuss running the programme with your church leader and gain written or email consent to do so.
  3. Decide on a weekly time to run the course, prepare two potential start dates: one to start as soon as participants have registered and the other scheduled 10 weeks later.
  4. Advertise the programme in your church and local community. You can print off the poster or flyer and insert your details.  There is a 1 minute advert to play in church or 5 minute trailer which will give people more of a feel for the course.
  5. Refer anyone interested in attending the programme to this website to find out more. When people would like to sign up collect their email address (if they have one) and their permission for you to register their email with us.
  6. When you have the emails of those who would like to take part register your church here (this will take you to a new, secure website) and complete the online registration form, agreeing to the conditions, and inserting the emails of all those who would like to do the programme.
  7. We will email each potential participant so they can consent to the research and complete a ‘starting survey’.
  8. You will need to remind all those interested in doing the programme that they need to complete their starting survey before the programme can begin.
  9. When all surveys are complete we will randomly allocate your church to start the programme straight away or in 10 weeks time and we will let you know via email.
  10. We will send you the course materials by post either straight away or in time for you to start in 10 weeks, depending on your random allocation.
  11. Please then read the facilitators’ manual you are sent and run your programme.
  12. Half-way through and at the end of the programme participants will need to complete a middle and end of programme questionnaire which we will send directly to the participants. On completion of the end of programme questionnaire each person will receive a certificate of attendance for the Taste & See programme.
  13. After 6 months participants need to complete the 6th month follow-up online questionnaire, which we will send directly to them by email.
  14. After 2 years participants need to complete the final online questionnaire. On completion of this they will the receive a VIP invitation to Coventry University for  an event about the progress and future of the project.

Instructions for facilitators

Each Taste & See programme needs a named facilitator to run it. The facilitator has 3 key roles, these are to: