Become a Mystery Guest

Since 2008, Faith Perceptions, a division of Hendrickson Business Advisors, has been sending individuals (sometimes called mystery guests, church secret shoppers, mystery shoppers, mystery worshippers, mystery visitors, etc.) into churches to provide us with unbiased and constructive feedback on their experience. Their feedback helps our clients (churches that hire us) understand how welcoming they are to outsiders, and it also helps them do a better job of engaging and connecting with their visitors. If you like helping, don’t mind giving your opinion, and you want to be paid to do it, then we’d love to have you join our team of thousands of other mystery guests across the country.  

Why do churches want to have mystery shoppers?

Businesses and organizations want to understand what the customer experience is like. A church is NOT a business, but like a business, they too want to know how someone visiting their church for the first time feels. Do they make them feel welcome? Is the church friendly to them? Can a visitor get information about ministries within the church? When people visit do they want to come back again? Gathering this information helps churches better understand what first-time guests experience and how they can make them feel more welcome.


Sign Up:

Click here to begin your profile. Once you’ve filled that out, you'll get an email with login information and directions for next steps. (If you didn't receive an email check your junk/spam folder to see if it ended up in there, and if you still can't find it then contact us - we are here to help!) By signing up, you'll be a part of our database of mystery shoppers and have access to both church and business mystery shopping assignments through Hendrickson Business Advisors.

How do I know this isn’t a scam?

Faith Perceptions is a division of Hendrickson Business Advisors, a management and marketing consulting firm located in Cape Girardeau, MO. We have been providing mystery shopping and market research for our clients for over a decade. We don't charge anyone to become a shopper with us - which is typical with many scams. We are a trusted member of MSPA and we are an A+ rated member of the Better Business Bureau. We pride ourselves on our reputation and excellent service. Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns and we will do what we can to set your mind at ease.


If you have more questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please email or call us Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time at 573-335-1760. We're more than happy to talk with you.

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"Faith Perceptions makes it easy to schedule visits right on your computer. You pick the time and place. After visiting the church website, completing the survey, and scanning the program (you can take a picture on your phone and email to yourself), a check is mailed directly to your home. Easy! Faith Perceptions keeps track of your visits so you don't duplicate them. Plus - have a question? They are quick to respond to any concerns or questions you might have. Faith Perceptions is very easy to work with, their website is easy to navigate and of course I really enjoy seeing different churches and congregations." - Valerie F.