No. 3 SUBSEQUENT YEARS QUESTIONNAIRE
DBMD NO. 3
Please answer each of the questions below. If you have previously filled out this or a similar questionnaire, it should be noted that as growing, maturing persons, our understandings may change, deepen or become more flexible. Please answer on the basis of where you are at the present time in your development. These questionnaires are intended to assist you in growth as well as help your district board of ministerial development know how best to nurture and assist you.
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1. Name
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Birth Date
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Home Phone
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Cell Phone
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Work Phone
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Address
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Email Address
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2. What change, if any, has occurred in your marital status or family since you last appeared before this board?
Your answer
3. Since you last appeared before the board, has there been any change in your church relationship?
If yes, explain.
Your answer
4. Please give a brief testimony of your present spiritual state and progress.
Your answer
5. Do you still have the conviction that you are called to a life of ministerial service?
6. In what ways has your call to ministry been confirmed or clarified during this last year?
Your answer
7. Share your plans for service in the church and how you envision fulfilling God's call. If married, include also the role your spouse might fill in your ministry.
Your answer
8. What have you done this past year to grow spiritually and improve your knowledge of the Word?
Your answer
9. What have you done to further develop your understanding of the ministry?
Your answer
10. What practical experiences in ministry have you had this past year?
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11. What practice of evangelism are you now developing to serve as a functioning model in your ministry? With what results?
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12. What are you doing to help disciple people and encourage spiritual growth in them?
Your answer
13. In what ways do you feel encouraged to continue the pursuit of the goal to be an ordained/commissioned minister?
Your answer
14. What are the greatest difficulties or discouragements you have met in your process toward being ordained/commissioned?
Your answer
15. What is your understanding of the nature, purpose, and mission of the Church?
Your answer
16. List any doctrinal positions of The Wesleyan Church which, at present, seem unclear to you or with which you now have difficulty and explain concerns you may have about them.
Your answer
17. Read again the Membership Commitments of The Wesleyan Church (Discipline paragraphs 260-268). Can you fully support, practice and teach the principles of living outlined? If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
a. Honor The Lord's Day
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
b. Abstain from Spiritism
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
c. Exercise Faithful Stewardship
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
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c. Demonstrate a Positive Social Witness by abstaining from all gambling
d. Demonstrate a Positive Social Witness by abstaining from destructive substances (Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs, etc)
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
e. Demonstrate a Positive Social Witness by Refraining from membership in secret societies
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
f. Follow the Scripture’s Teaching on Marriage and Divorce
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
g. Preserve the Sanctity of the Home
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
h. Work to Advance God’s Kingdom
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
i. Grow in Knowledge, Love and Grace
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
j. Preserve the Fellowship of the Church with Reference to Speaking in Tongues
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
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k. Do Good to all People
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
l. Respect the Rights of All People
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
m. Be Honest, Just, and Faithful
If you have hesitancy or questions please explain.
Your answer
18. What current social issues evoke your concern?
Your answer
19. Have you had any financial pressure this past year which might hinder your continued progress toward ordination/commissioning?
If yes, explain.
Your answer
19. (a) What is your current indebtedness?
Mortgage $___________ All others $ ____________What is your monthly debt service? $___________
Your answer
20. Do you continue to pledge that you will do everything in your power to see that your personal life and obligations will not interfere with your witness nor bring reproach upon the Lord's work?
21. Are you maintaining a life of personal integrity and moral purity?
22. If you have not completed your educational requirements, list the courses you completed this past year.
(It is required that every ministerial student and licensed minister complete two courses each church year.)
23. When do you project that you will graduate or complete the Course of Study?
Your answer
24. When do you expect to be ordained/commissioned?
Your answer
25. Do you take time to read Wesleyan Life the official Wesleyan magazine?
26. Do you believe it to be important for churches to meet their district and general assessments (USF)?
26. (a) Are you determined to loyally insist that any church under your charge do so?
If "no," explain your position.
Your answer
27. Everyone has a variety of God-given strengths/assets. What do you consider to be some of your personal strengths?
Your answer
28. As you currently understand your strengths and weaknesses, what are the areas of your personal life which need improvement? What can you do to make the necessary improvements?
Your answer
29. Has anything happened in your life or ministry since your last report that your District Board of Ministerial Development should be aware of?
If "yes," explain your position.
Your answer
30. Do you continue to submit joyfully to the authority and discipline of the District Board of Ministerial Development as it prayerfully and carefully examines your development?
30. (a) Our goal and purpose is to nurture and assist you in your quest for full ministerial service. Are there questions you would like to ask or counsel you would like to receive from your DBMD?
Your answer
31. The Wesleyan Church believes that God calls both men and women into ordained/commissioned ministry. Will you continue to support this position?
If not, explain why.
Your answer
The information provided on this form is confidential. It is only for use by the Wesleyan District Board of Ministerial Development and Wesleyan Church officials and will not be released or provided to any other parties
I hereby freely give permission for the use of this information by the district and general officials of The Wesleyan Church and waive my right to examine any confidential information about me provided by other persons.
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