Thank you for taking our Female Church Leaders Survey! All of your answers will remain anonymous. To get started, we will ask a few informational questions to make sure we have a reliable sample.

What is your gender?

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* 1. What is your gender?

What is your age?

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* 2. What is your age?

Are you (or have you been) a female leader (staff or volunteer) in a church?

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* 3. Are you (or have you been) a female leader (staff or volunteer) in a church?

Number of years you've been a leader in ministry:

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* 4. Number of years you've been a leader in ministry:

Current title:

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* 5. Current title:

Length of service in this role:

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* 6. Length of service in this role:

Please list any other titles you have held in ministry prior to your current position:

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* 7. Please list any other titles you have held in ministry prior to your current position:

Please list any careers you’ve had other than ministry:

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* 8. Please list any careers you’ve had other than ministry:

How old were you the first time someone affirmed a leadership gift in you?

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* 9. How old were you the first time someone affirmed a leadership gift in you?

Have you ever had a female mentor in the church help develop you as a leader?

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* 10. Have you ever had a female mentor in the church help develop you as a leader?

If so, how many?

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* 11. If so, how many?

Have you ever had a male mentor in the church help develop you as a leader?

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* 12. Have you ever had a male mentor in the church help develop you as a leader?

If so, how many?

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* 13. If so, how many?

Was the church intentional about helping you develop your gifts as a leader?

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* 14. Was the church intentional about helping you develop your gifts as a leader?

If so, what were some of the things they did?

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* 15. If so, what were some of the things they did?

What was the MOST helpful thing the church did to develop you as a leader?

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* 16. What was the MOST helpful thing the church did to develop you as a leader?

Is there anything you wish someone in the church would have done to better develop you as a leader?

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* 17. Is there anything you wish someone in the church would have done to better develop you as a leader?

Is what your church does to develop female leaders different than what they do to develop male leaders?

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* 18. Is what your church does to develop female leaders different than what they do to develop male leaders?

From your experience, what are 3 ways church leaders can be more intentional about developing female leaders?

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* 19. From your experience, what are 3 ways church leaders can be more intentional about developing female leaders?

Does your church have a formal program for developing leaders?

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* 20. Does your church have a formal program for developing leaders?

Some female leaders in the church report being given inequitable titles with male counterparts leading at the same level with the same responsibilities. Have you experienced this?

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* 21. Some female leaders in the church report being given inequitable titles with male counterparts leading at the same level with the same responsibilities. Have you experienced this?

If so, please share whatever you’re comfortable sharing about your experience and your response to it.

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* 22. If so, please share whatever you’re comfortable sharing about your experience and your response to it.

How important do you think it is to have accurate titles for female leaders in churches?

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* 23. How important do you think it is to have accurate titles for female leaders in churches?

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Have you ever been subjected to a gender stereotype as a leader in the church?

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* 24. Have you ever been subjected to a gender stereotype as a leader in the church?

If so, please share whatever you are comfortable sharing about your experience and your response to it.

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* 25. If so, please share whatever you are comfortable sharing about your experience and your response to it.

As a church leader, have you ever experienced inappropriate advances or treatment by a man in authority over you?

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* 26. As a church leader, have you ever experienced inappropriate advances or treatment by a man in authority over you?

If so, did this cause you to step out of leadership temporarily or permanently?

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* 27. If so, did this cause you to step out of leadership temporarily or permanently?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, please share whatever you are comfortable sharing about your experience and your response to it.

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* 28. If you answered yes to either of these questions, please share whatever you are comfortable sharing about your experience and your response to it.

In your opinion, what obstacles or limitations are unique to female leaders in the church?

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* 29. In your opinion, what obstacles or limitations are unique to female leaders in the church?

Is there anything you think church leaders could do to treat females in leadership more fairly?

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* 30. Is there anything you think church leaders could do to treat females in leadership more fairly?

Are you married?

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* 31. Are you married?

If yes, does your husband serve on staff or as a lay leader in your church?

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* 32. If yes, does your husband serve on staff or as a lay leader in your church?

Do you have children age 18 or under?

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* 33. Do you have children age 18 or under?

Do you believe the church helps or hinders female leaders who are also mothers?

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* 34. Do you believe the church helps or hinders female leaders who are also mothers?

Is there anything the church could do to better support female leaders who have responsibilities to care for children, grandchildren or aging parents?

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* 35. Is there anything the church could do to better support female leaders who have responsibilities to care for children, grandchildren or aging parents?

Is there anything we should have asked about females in church leadership? If so, please share your perspective and experience with us!

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* 36. Is there anything we should have asked about females in church leadership? If so, please share your perspective and experience with us!

Do you authorize the requester of this survey to anonymously include your answers in their research?

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* 37. Do you authorize the requester of this survey to anonymously include your answers in their research?

Would you be interested in participating in a follow-up interview?

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* 38. Would you be interested in participating in a follow-up interview?

As a thank you for participating in this survey, we would love to share the results with you. If you would like to hear from our team again, please provide the following additional information.  Your Name:

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* 39. As a thank you for participating in this survey, we would love to share the results with you. If you would like to hear from our team again, please provide the following additional information.  Your Name:

Email:

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* 40. Email:

Phone Number:

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* 41. Phone Number:

Name, city, and state of the church where you are employed or volunteer as a leader:

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* 42. Name, city, and state of the church where you are employed or volunteer as a leader:

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