Welcome to the Growing Young Assessment for Village Seventh Day Adventist Church in South Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Before you begin, please thoroughly read the instructions on the next page so that you are able to answer the questions accurately.
Thank you for participating in this assessment.
We anticipate this will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and we request you complete it at one time.
Growing Young Assessment Instructions
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.
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.
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
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.
The Fuller Youth Institute would like to use your responses to the previous survey as part of ongoing research on churches and their work with young people.
Your participation in releasing your data for research purposes is completely voluntary, but rest assured that if you do share your information, your name will never be associated with your responses. We will protect the confidentiality of your responses.