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The research in which you are about to participate is designed to explore the preparedness of pastors’ wives for ministry. This research is being conducted by Tara Dew for purposes of Doctorate of Education dissertation research at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS). In this research, you will be asked to describe the ministerial areas in which you serve and how you were prepared for those tasks. Any information you provide will be held strictly confidential, and at no time will your name be reported, or your name identified with your responses. Participation in this study is totally voluntary and you are free to withdraw from the study at any time.

By your completion of this survey, you are giving informed consent for the use of your responses in this research.

* 1. From which Southern Baptist seminary did your husband graduate?

* 2. In what year did he graduate?

* 3. What is your husband’s current role at the church?

* 4. How long have you been at this church?

* 5. How would you describe your church?

* 6. What kind of music is most characteristic of your church?

* 7. About how many does your church have in average weekly attendance?

* 8. Where is your church located?

* 9. What geographical region would you consider yourself in?

* 10. What was your age at your last birthday?

* 11. How supportive are you of your husband’s ministry?

* 12. How willing are you to be involved in your husband’s ministry or other ministries within the church?

* 13. Do you feel a personal call to ministry?

* 14. On average, how many hours do you spend each week on church related matters, including church attendance?

* 15. Please indicate how you serve your church. (Check as many as apply.)

* 16.  Do you believe that a pastor’s wife should complement her spouse in ministry?

* 17. Ministry has been what I expected it to be like.

* 18. Do you believe that a pastor’s wife should be a role model for other women in the church?

* 19. Do you believe that ministry has affected your personal relationships in a positive way?

* 20. Do you believe that ministry has affected your personal relationships in a negative way?

* 21. What training have you received for ministry? (check all that apply)

* 22. What is your highest educational level?

* 23. Overall, how prepared were you to be a pastor's wife?

* 24. The following questions will ask about your preparedness in regards to TEACHING.

  Very prepared Slightly prepared Slightly unprepared Very unprepared Not applicable
To what degree were you prepared overall for biblical teaching?
To what degree were you prepared in how to study your Bible?
 To what degree were you prepared in how to outline a text?
 To what degree were you prepared in finding other similar passages to cross-reference?
To what degree were you prepared to find and use commentaries to understand your passage?
To what degree were you prepared to see the passage you are teaching as a part of the whole of Scripture?
To what degree were you prepared with different public speaking techniques?
To what degree were you prepared to teach a lesson to adults?
To what degree were you prepared to teach a lesson to children?
To what degree were you prepared to teach a lesson one-on-one in a discipleship context?

* 25. The following questions will ask about your preparedness in regards to COUNSELING.

  Very prepared Slightly prepared Slightly unprepared Very unprepared Not applicable
To what degree were you prepared overall for counseling?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling women’s issues (infertility, miscarriage, postpartum, abortion)?
To what degree were you prepared for pre-marital counseling or counseling through marital issues (infidelity, pornography, adultery, arguments, abuse)?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling anxiety or depression?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling through past sins or experiences?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling people of different cultures?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling in financial matters?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling through spiritual issues?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling through mental issues?
To what degree were you prepared for counseling through family issues (childhood family, parenting, marriage, etc)?

* 26. The following questions will ask about your preparedness for ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS.

  Very prepared Slightly prepared Slightly unprepared Very unprepared Not applicable
To what degree were you prepared for the overall administrative tasks in the church?
To what degree were you prepared to direct/coordinate weddings?
To what degree were you prepared to direct/coordinate funerals?
To what degree were you prepared to direct/coordinate help following births in your congregation?
To what degree were you prepared to handle secretarial/office details, like bulletins, church calender, mail, etc?
To what degree were you prepared to handle social media, website, etc. of the church?
To what degree were you prepared to coordinate volunteers, in the nursery and children’s areas?
To what degree were you prepared to coordinate volunteers in other service or evangelism programs of the church?
To what degree were you prepared to do the “odds and ends” in the church that no one else even knows about?
To what degree were you prepared to be the “second-person” of the ministry team alongside your husband?

* 27. The following questions will ask about your preparedness in regards to HOSPITALITY.

  Very prepared Slightly prepared Slightly unprepared Very unprepared Not applicable
To what degree were you prepared for overall hospitality within your home?
To what degree were you prepared to plan and cook meals for others within your home?
To what degree were you prepared to provide meals to those in need?
To what degree were you prepared to host showers, parties, or other events within your home?
To what degree were you prepared with your involvement in mercy ministries in your church or community?
To what degree were you prepared to begin mercy ministries in your church or community?
To what degree were you prepared for overall hospitality within the church?
To what degree were you prepared for event planning and larger meals/gatherings within the church?
To what degree were you prepared for hospitality events surrounding births, marriages, or deaths in the church?
To what degree were you prepared for hospitable acts for those believers outside your church body, but in your community?
To what degree were you prepared for hospitable acts for nonbelievers in your community?

* 28. Are there any other areas of ministry that you were not as prepared for as you would have liked?

* 29. Do you work outside the home?

* 30. If so, how many hours per week?

* 31. Do you have any children?

* 32. To the best of my ability, I have answered this survey based on how I feel.

* 33. How could you be better equipped or supported as a pastor's wife?

* 34. A follow-up focus group will be held on Monday, June 11 from 1:30-3:30 at the Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas, Texas. If you are available and willing to talk more with the researcher about her findings, please include your email in the blank provided. 

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