Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church Assessment for Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church

Welcome to the Growing Young Assessment for Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wichita, Kansas.

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 your transparency as you participate 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

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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...

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

…helps people of all ages feel like they belong.

…invests sufficient resources in programming for young people.

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

…makes serving those in need a high priority.

…supports families well.

…has key leaders who want changes to happen now.

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

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

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

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

…actively addresses injustices in our society.

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

…integrates newcomers well.

…has healthy conversations about generational differences.

…makes faith relevant to people’s daily lives.

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

…actively seeks out young people to take on responsibilities.

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

…has young people whose involvement makes our church better.

…consists of adults who are investing in young people.

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

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

…is hospitable.

…invites young people to serve in key ministry roles.

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

…provides ongoing care to people living in other countries.

…supports creative ideas and initiatives suggested by young people.

…trusts young people with leadership responsibilities.

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

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

…makes visitors feel welcome.

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

…partners with the local community in significant ways.

…is a community I trust.

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

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

…empowers young leaders to take on challenges.

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

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

…has many people who want changes to happen now.

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

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

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

…makes people feel accepted.

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

…challenges people to grow in their faith.

…has a thoughtful approach in our ministry to teenagers.

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

…asks young people to participate in making important decisions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

…encourages people to share their faith with others.

…includes young people in all appropriate areas of ministry.

…has experienced leaders who are training younger leaders.

…preaches about the everyday implications of the gospel.

…helps people apply Scripture to their everyday lives.

…feels like a family.

…actively responds to global crises.

…makes young people a primary focus.

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 Wichita South Seventh-day Adventist Church in Wichita. Your results have been recorded and will help us gain a deeper understanding of our church’s culture.