Christian Education - Survey
Please help us gain a better understanding of your thoughts concerning Christian Education in your church.
Christian Education can happen anywhere!
1. Based on your experience, please rate the QUALITY of Christian Education in your congregation.
Very Poor
Very Good
2. How much VALUE is placed on Christian Education in your congregation?
Poorly Valued
Highly Valued
3. Select all the ways you have engaged in Christian education in the last 2 years:
For each row that applies to you, mark only one circle.
Participant
Leader
Sunday School
Large group Bible Study (outside Sunday)
Small group Bible Study (home based)
Book club discussion
One day/topical conference hosted by one church/organization
Regional seminars (multi-congregation)
Church orientation (for new members)
Short term special event children’s programming (VBS, day camp, etc.)
Organized/intentional mentoring and discipleship (1 on 1)
Online courses/webinars taken collectively
Immersion experiences/mission trips
None of the above.
4. It is important for our church to have leaders who have had ministry training/education through an accredited program taught by reputable teachers or professionals outside the congregation.
Please choose the answer that best describes your feelings.
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
5. It is important for our church leaders to engage in continued training and education throughout their ministry from teachers and professionals outside the congregation.
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
6. It is important for our congregation to budget financial support for training and educational opportunities for our leaders.
Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree
7. Based on your experience and perceptions of your congregation's priorities, please rate ANY of the following subjects in terms of relative importance.
High priority
Somewhat important
Low priority
Pastoral care/ministry: learning how to care for others
Practical faith: learning how engage the world
Biblical literacy: learning what the Bible says
Biblical interpretation: learning how to make sense of what the Bible says
Personal Ethics
Baptist Distinctives
Christian Distinctives
Social issues: poverty, war, housing, etc.
Discipleship
Spirituality
8. Thinking about question 7, please rate any of these same subjects based on the relative importance you believe they SHOULD HAVE in your church.
High priority
Somewhat important
Low priority
Pastoral care/ministry: learning how to care for others
Practical faith: learning how to engage the world
Biblical literacy: learning what the Bible says
Biblical interpretation: learning how to make sense of what the Bible says
Personal Ethics
Baptist Distinctives
Christian Distinctives
Social issues: poverty, war, housing, etc.
Discipleship
Spirituality
9. Rate the following subject areas in terms of your own interest and curiosity.
Please rate with 1 being the least amount of interest and 5 being the greatest interest.
1
2
3
4
5
Pastoral care
Family relationships
Christian Heritage and history
Bible Literacy
Bible Interpretation
Christian Faith and ethics
Evangelism
Local Missions
Baptist Heritage and Polity
Social Justice
Note: Feel free to add specificity to any topic from question 9.
Your answer
10. As you think about Christian Education in your church, how can the REGION best support the mission as well as the efforts to live out that mission? Which of the following would be appealing for you and/or your congregation?
Please select all that apply.
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11. Choose all categories that apply to you:
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12. Your church/organization:
While we want to allow for anonymity, providing this information will help us better understand and respond to your ministry needs.
Your answer
13. Personal Information:
If you chose to answer, please list your name and email address.
Your answer
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