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* 1. How much importance do you place on Bible study? (choose one)

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* 2. During the past two years, have you taken part in Bible study groups as a participant or leader? (check all that apply)

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* 3. During the past year, about how often, if at all, did you do any type of individual Bible study? [Here are just a few examples of individual Bible study activities: reading the Bible; Biblical-based devotionals or study materials; listening to or viewing media-based Bible study materials, (e.g. online, DVD, radio, TV.)] (choose one)

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* 4. Which of the following best describes your preferred Bible study approach? (choose one)

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* 5. This question helps us understand what discourages or prevents HUMC congregants from participating in group Bible studies. So please tell us how much an obstacle, if at all, was each of the following to your participation in HUMC group Bible study during the past year. Check one for each.

  Great obstacle Moderate obstacle Little or no obstacle
I did not have enough information about HUMC Bible study
I did not have time to devote to it
Work schedule conflicts
Family responsibilities
Childcare issues
No groups tailored for individuals my age
No groups tailored for individuals of my gender
The topics were not of interest to me
Location/transportaion

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* 6. How much interest, if any, do you have in the following Bible study topics? (Check one for each)

  Great Interest Moderate Interest Little, or No Interest
Beginners guide to studying the Bible
Biblical perspectives on contemporary issues
Christian parenting/support
Christian marriage building
Living out my Christian faith everyday
Understanding and employing spiritual gifts
In-depth Bible study
Basic Christian beliefs
Prayer- Understanding its purpose; using prayer to know God and grow in faith and spiritual maturity
Spiritual Disciplines - Practices and strategies that result in spiritual growth, strength and maturity
Leadership in all areas of my life - according to Biblical principles
Managing my finances according to Biblical principles

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* 7. Are you interested in participating in group Bible study at HUMC? (Check One)

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* 8. Which of the following methods/approaches would you prefer in the conduct of group Bible study? (Check all that reflect your preference)

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* 9. Please indicate your preference for group Bible study meeting times. (Check one for each meeting time.)

  Best for me Possibility for me Not possible for me
Early weekday mornings
Weekday mornings
Weekday afternoons
Weekday evenings
Early Saturday mornings
Saturday mornings
Saturday afternoons
Saturday evenings
Early Sunday mornings
Sunday mornings
Sunday afternoons
Sunday evenings

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* 10. Please indicate your preferences concerning the length of each group Bible study meeting. (Check one for each length of time.)

  Best for me Possibility for me Not possible for me
30 minutes
1 hour
1.5 hours
2 hours
2 hours or longer

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* 11. Please indicate your preference in terms of the number of meeting sessions that should be included in a Bible study. (Check all that reflect your preferences)

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* 12. Please indicate your preferences for where group Bible study sessions should be held. (check all that reflect your preferences)

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