Self Assessment of Passionate Spirituality
Set aside 20 minutes to complete the below questions.
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Your results will be sent by email. After evaluating your areas of growth you will be directed to the TMC Interest Form.
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1. Experiencing and connecting with God - Passion for devotions and retreat (God Connection)
Do you take time daily to just be quiet in the presence of God?
1 point
Do you have a sense of God’s presence throughout the day?
1 point
Can you remember something you did in the past 6 months that brought you a deep sense of God’s joy?
1 point
In the past year have you devoted at least half a day to spending focused time with God? (e.g. attended / or participated in a retreat)
1 point
Do you have a sense of God’s guidance in your life?
1 point
Do you take a day off every week to stop, rest from normal labors, enjoy creation, and delight in God?
1 point
Has your relationship with God led to more exhaustion or restoration?
1 point
2. Passion for reading and studying the bible (Biblical Knowledge)
Have you read more than 50% of the Bible?
1 point
How many days a week do you read the Bible?
1 point
Do you enjoy reading the Bible on your own?
1 point
Is the Bible relevant to your life?
1 point
How many Bible verses can you recite from memory?
1 point
Have you undertaken an in-depth study of a book of the bible or a specific biblical topic in the past year?
1 point
How many Christian books have you read in the past year (e.g., biographies, theology, commentaries)?
1 point
3. Passion for personal prayer (Personal Prayer)
How many days a week do you pray outside of Sunday worship?
1 point
Are times of prayer an inspiring experience for you?
1 point
Do you share the intimate details of your life with God?
1 point
Do you regularly confess sin to God through prayer, outside of the Sunday service?
1 point
Do you pray that God will use your weekly work/activities for his kingdom purposes?
1 point
In the past year - Have you given up something you value in order to spend more time with God?
1 point
Do you regularly spend time in silence, listening to God or just being in God’s presence?
1 point
4. Sharing Spiritual experiences – Home Groups and Testimonies (Spiritual Sharing)
Have you, in the last month, shared a spiritual lesson or experience with someone?
1 point
Have you ever documented a personal testimony of your own spiritual experience?
1 point
Have you ever shared such a testimony with a group or a friend?
1 point
How many close friendships have you developed with other Christians? (The type of friendship where you talk about God.)
1 point
Do you have someone in particular you talk to on a regular basis about Spiritual matters or experiences?
1 point
Do you look for opportunities to make your relationship with Christ known?
1 point
Do you discuss the struggles and joys in your life with other Christians?
1 point
5. Passion for church and intercessory prayer for Trinity Methodist church (Church Passion)
Do you feel it is important to meet and pray with other Christians on a regular basis?
1 point
How often do you attend worship services?
1 point
How often do you pray for Trinity’s ministries, its staff and leaders?
1 point
Do you think Trinity has a powerful positive impact on your life?
1 point
Do you firmly believe that God will work even more powerfully in our church in the coming years?
1 point
If the Apostle Matthew looked at your bank statement would he say you were a generous person?
1 point
Would you recommend Trinity to a friend looking for a church?
1 point
6. Applying spiritual truths in daily life (Spiritual Application)
Do you prepare yourself to participate in a worship service? (e.g. by prayer)
1 point
Do you experience God guiding you through the Bible?
1 point
Do you think it is important to honour God’s will for your life?
1 point
Do you apply what you learn on Sunday at the worship service to your life?
1 point
Is your spiritual growth evident to those around you?
1 point
How often do you take stock of your life to reflect on your spiritual growth?
1 point
Do you regularly apply what you learn from Home Group studies or reading of scripture / books other Christian material to your life?
1 point
7. Knowledge and practising spiritual gifting (Spiritual Gifts)
Do you know what the ‘gifts’ of the Spirit are?
1 point
Have you done Trinity’s “SHAPE” course or an equivalent course to identify your Spiritual Gifts?
1 point
Do you have a sense of what your Spiritual gifts may be?
1 point
Would you be able to list your 3 most significant spiritual gifts now?
1 point
Have you exercised your spiritual gifts in the past month?
1 point
Are you currently serving in a ministry / vocation where you are specifically using your spiritual gifts?
1 point
Does the work you do (church or other) feed your soul and passion for God?
1 point
8. Connecting with Jesus through connecting with need (Reachout)
Do you make time to comfort a distressed person, befriend a lonely person?
1 point
Do you often offer practical help and friendship to a poor person?
1 point
Do you pray for issues of justice at least weekly?
1 point
Do you try to make an effort to be inclusive of those that feel excluded?
1 point
Do you involve yourself in social and evangelistic ministries at TMC or in the community? (eg. Ikageng, Tshepo, Orange Farm, Mozambique mission, Kanye Kanye, Jordan House, Candlelight club, Sewing Ministry, Soup Kitchen, Holiday Club or other charities not directly linked to TMC)
1 point
Have you shared your faith with a person who is not a believer in the last year?
1 point
Do you pray with a fellow believers or friends going through a tough time?
1 point
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