Survey: Spiritual Growth & The COVID-19 Pandemic

 It is no secret by now after these last months of life in the coronavirus era, that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on every aspect of human life: economy, health, personal behaviors, education, mental health, substance abuse and addictions, and of course, spiritual health.

The purpose of this survey is to give you a chance to reflect on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected your spiritual life.

Would you take just a few moments and answer the following questions to consider where you are in your relationship with God and how the coronavirus has affected your spiritual life over these last several months?

Central United Methodist Church is making plans now for how to best minister to the spiritual needs of our congregation and community for the remainder of 2021. We would love to hear from you—where you are spiritually, and how you're doing.

The world is certainly different then it was in early 2020 and as a church we just want to take a few moments to think together around the question, “How is it with your soul?”

Would you take a few moments now fill out our survey and return it back to us at Central United Methodist Church? 

We would greatly appreciate it!

[All personal responses will be kept private and will not be shared on social media.]  

Central United Methodist Church aims to do our very best to offer the types of ministries, services, programs, and missions, that will help to feed your soul, and build you up in the Lord Jesus Christ,

Thank you in advance for helping us to be the best church we can be in 2021 and beyond!
*Relationship with God

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* 1. The way I prioritize my time reflects God's primary importance in my life.

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* 2. I practice a regular quiet time/devotional time.

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* 3. When making choices,  I seek Christ's guidance first.

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* 4. I try to remain confident of God's love and provision during
difficult times.

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* 5. I consistently seek God's will for my life.

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* 6. I am willing to consistently yield my will to God's.

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* 7. I sense God's direction and presence in my life.

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* 8. My relationship with Christ is motivated more by love than duty or fear.

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* 9. I see God at work in situations and interactions in my life.

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* 10. I experience God's transformation in my life as a result of a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

*Prayer

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* 11. I turn to God in spontaneous prayer throughout the day.

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* 12. In times of adversity, my first response is prayer.

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* 13. Intercession is a primary focus of my prayer life.

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* 14. I have a consistent time of prayer each day.

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* 15. My prayers focus on discovering God's will for my life more than expressing my needs.

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* 16. I believe that God is interested in our lives.

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* 17. God can be trusted to consistently answer prayer.

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* 18. I spend as much time listening to God as talking to Him.

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* 19. My prayers include confession, thanksgiving and adoration.

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* 20. I expect to grow in my prayer life and actively seek to grow in prayer.

*Mission and Service

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* 21. I know my spiritual gifts and use them for the benefit of others for the glory of God.

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* 22. I have recognized my passion and have engaged in missions relating to that passion.

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* 23. I have been in local mission projects through the church.

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* 24. I recognize that service to others reflects my love for Christ.

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* 25. I expect God will use me each day in God's Kingdom work.

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* 26. I help others identify ministry gifts and become involved in ministry.

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* 27. I support global missions with my service.

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* 28. I support global missions with my financial gifts.

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* 29. I am willing to serve when needed even when the need doesn't align perfectly with my spiritual gifts.

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* 30. I regularly serve in ministries within the church and community.

*Scripture Study 

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* 31. I make decisions based on my understanding of the Gospel's message.

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* 32. I consistently read the Bible devotionally.

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* 33. I spend time weekly in personal and/or group Bible Study.

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* 34. I evaluate questions about life and faith from the Gospel's perspective.

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* 35. I memorize God's Word.

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* 36. The Gospel provides the basis for guiding daily living.

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* 37. I meditate on God's Word.

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* 38. The Gospel's message is relevant for today.

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* 39. I use the Gospel's direction to respond to temptations.

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* 40. I use the Gospel's message to guide my thinking and decision making.

*Generosity

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* 41. I believe that all I have comes from God, and belongs to God.

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* 42. How I use my time, talent and treasure shows that God is my highest priority.

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* 43. My giving to the church is consistent, sacrificial and joyful.

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* 44. I honor God with the use of my finance by giving to others.

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* 45. I honor God with the use of my talents and gifts.

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* 46. I seek to give rather than receive.

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* 47. I tithe consistently.

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* 48. I seek to meet the needs of others.

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* 49. I easily recognize the needs of others.

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* 50. I seek God's direction regarding giving.

*Worship

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* 51. I understand that what I get out of worship is dependent on my attitude and engagement in the worship service.

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* 52. I understand that worship may take place throughout the day and is not exclusive to Sunday morning.

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* 53. I understand that I exist for God's purposes and glory.

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* 54. I understand the importance of gathering with the community of faith for corporate worship.

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* 55. I attend corporate worship regularly. Approximately 45 weekends each year.

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* 56. I attend corporate worship while out of town.

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* 57. Worship is my response, both personal and corporate, to God for who God is.

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* 58. Prayer is a vital part of worship.

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* 59. True worship is often our response to God's call to us revealed within times of worship and prayer.

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* 60. True worship is reflected by how we live our lives.

*Faith Relationships

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* 61. My time commitments demonstrate that I value relationships over work, possessions, or recreations.

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* 62. I seek to encourage others.

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* 63. Spiritual formation occurs in the context of groups comprised of members who are open and authentic.

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* 64. I recognize the importance of trusted Christian mentors.

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* 65. I recognize the importance of having Christian friends to whom we can be responsible for spiritual growth.

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* 66. I recognize the importance of having Christian friends to whom I can be responsible for living as a disciple.

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* 67. I am involved in a small group for the purpose of growing spiritually.