Haviland Friends Church Assessment for Haviland Friends Church

Hello HFC attender, As a member of the HFC congregation, I'm asking you to complete The Fuller Youth Institute's Online Assessment. This assessment tool is based on the book Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Love and Discover Your Church. Before completing keep in mind the following: 1. Take the assessment as soon as possible. 2. The assessment is designed to be completed in 5 to 10 minutes. 3. Your responses will be incorporated into a larger report, and will remain confidential. Below is a link to complete the assessment for our congregation. Thank you for participating. Please let me know if you have any questions. Sincerely, Brockie Follette

We anticipate this will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and we request you complete it at one time.

Growing Young Assessment Instructions

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You are about to complete an assessment of your congregation. Your responses will be kept completely confidential and will be combined with the responses of others from your church for a final report.

Please rate your church as honestly as possible based on your experience of your church as it is now (not your church’s past or what you think your church could be). Since no church is perfect, it’s normal to give a wide range of answers.

Definitions

For the purposes of this assessment, please keep the following definitions in mind:


  • Young people: Any people ages 15-29.
  • Adults: Any people age 30 or older.

We recognize that our language may not reflect all traditions. So in the following questions, where we use the term “church,” please mentally insert congregation, parish, gathered fellowship, community of faith, etc., as appropriate to your context.

Rating Scale

After each statement, please rate on a scale of 1-5 how true this statement is of your church overall.

Even if particular ministries or areas of your church would receive different ratings, please consider your church as a whole. One way to do this would be to mentally average their scores. (For example, if one area of your church would receive a 5, but another area would receive a 3, please mark 4 as your response.)


  • 1 = not at all true
  • 2 = slightly true
  • 3 = moderately true
  • 4 = very true
  • 5 = completely true

Please keep in mind “Young people” refers to any people ages 15-29.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…supports families well.

…has a thoughtful approach in our ministry to people in their 20’s.

…is a community I trust.

…values young people’s presence in our main worship gatherings.

…trains people to engage regularly in spiritual practices (e.g., prayer, reading the Bible).

…helps people of all ages feel like they belong.

…includes young people in all appropriate areas of ministry.

…encourages people to live out their faith in their daily actions.

…partners with the local community in significant ways.

…is made up of adults who go out of their way to better understand young people’s perspectives.

…is sensitive to the needs of different age groups in our church.

…has healthy conversations about generational differences.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…actively seeks out young people to take on responsibilities.

…invests sufficient resources in programming for young people.

…has a thoughtful approach in our ministry to teenagers.

…has many people who are willing to contribute to making changes.

…would be missed by the local community if we left.

…helps people understand their place in God’s story.

…has a reputation as a caring neighbor in our community.

…integrates newcomers well.

…trusts young people with leadership responsibilities.

…encourages people to share their faith with others.

…invites young people to serve in key ministry roles.

…challenges people to grow in their faith.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…supports creative ideas and initiatives suggested by young people.

…has preaching that is relevant to people’s daily lives.

…has many people who want changes to happen now.

…teaches people to trust Jesus even when it might cost them something.

…has enough volunteers or staff members who minister to young people.

…makes efforts to put itself “in the shoes” of young people.

…makes young people a primary focus.

…asks young people to participate in making important decisions.

…makes faith relevant to people’s daily lives.

…provides ongoing care to people living in other countries.

…has key leaders who want changes to happen now.

…makes visitors feel welcome.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…consists of adults who are investing in young people.

…spends a generous amount of our financial resources caring for those outside of our congregation.

…makes people feel accepted.

…allocates a significant proportion of our budget to young people.

…has people who stay because of the strong sense of community.

…is open to making changes to strengthen our ministry with young people.

…empowers young leaders to take on challenges.

…actively addresses injustices in our society.

…makes serving those in need a high priority.

…must make significant changes to strengthen our ministry with young people.

…is hospitable.

…has key leaders who are willing to make changes when necessary.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…equips young people with the skills they need to lead ministries.

…helps people see how their daily actions are part of God’s story.

…recognizes the problems young people face in their day-to-day lives.

…actively cares for people in our neighborhood, including those who aren’t part of our church.

…has young people whose involvement makes our church better.

…shares stories of people or events from the global community.

…actively responds to global crises.

…preaches about the everyday implications of the gospel.

…helps people apply Scripture to their everyday lives.

…has experienced leaders who are training younger leaders.

…is a place where people feel safe sharing their story.

…feels like a family.

Demographic Questions

Before finishing the assessment, please tell us a few things about yourself. While your results will remain confidential, this information will allow for additional analyses to help your church.

1. Please specify your gender.

3. Please specify your ethnicity (check all that apply).

4. Which of the following best describes the area you live in?

5. Which of the following best describes your role in your church?

Your results have been recorded.

Assessment Complete

Thank you for taking the assessment for Haviland Friends Church. Your results have been recorded and will help us gain a deeper understanding of our church’s culture.