Survey Purpose
The questions that follow help provide an understanding of what it means to be a Youth Leader and what is the “Lived Experience of Youth Ministry”. 

Firstly however, please complete some demographic details to help us better understand your particular context.

Consent
This survey is for those 18 years and above.  By completing this survey, you are indicating that you are 18 years old or above and are consenting to participate in this project.  Survey results are anonymous and confidential. 

Who should complete this survey?
This survey is designed to be completed by the person who accepted the opportunity to serve in a foreign country and (if applicable) their spouse.  At times the directions will direct respondents to complete or to leave out particular sections that do not apply to them.

What division/field do you currently serve in?

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* 1. What division/field do you currently serve in?

Amount of time you have spent in youth ministry:

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* 2. Amount of time you have spent in youth ministry:

Your current age:

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* 3. Your current age:

What best describes your role:

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* 4. What best describes your role:

Which age groups do you deal with (place a number, 1-5, in the box beside the age range showing 1 as the least frequent to 5 as the most frequent):

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* 5. Which age groups do you deal with (place a number, 1-5, in the box beside the age range showing 1 as the least frequent to 5 as the most frequent):

Spiritual
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

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* 6. Spiritual
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

  Never or Almost Never Sometimes Often Always or Almost Always
a) My life is spiritually fulfilling.
b) The church community where I live enhances my spiritual walk.
c) I find it difficult to maintain a personal devotional life.
d) My workload has a negative impact on my devotional life.
e) There are people I can interact with who are at a similar stage of their spiritual journey.
f) I feel that I am spiritually effective in the place I work.
Health and Wellbeing
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

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* 7. Health and Wellbeing
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

  Never or Almost Never Sometimes Often Always or Almost Always Not Applicable
a) I have issues with sleeping.
b) I maintain a regular exercise regime.
c) I struggle with weight loss or gain.
d) I struggle with feeling depressed or sad.
e) I am concerned that I might suffer burn-out in my role.
f) I struggle with low energy levels.
g) I have hobbies or other types of past-times - outside of work, that I enjoy.
h) I am able to rest and relax when needed.
Personal Relationships and Social Support
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

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* 8. Personal Relationships and Social Support
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

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a) Spending time away from family members is hard.
b) It is hard to maintain my network of friends.
c) I have the amount of social support that I need.
d) I have the amount of emotional support that I need.
e) I integrated well into Youth Ministry Leadership.
Work
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

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* 9. Work
Think of your time in Youth Ministry Leadership as you respond to the following statements:

  Never or Almost Never Sometimes Often Always or Almost Always
a) The church leadership understands my needs.
b) I received an effective orientation prior to taking up my role.
c) I receive ongoing support in this role.
d) I have a positive relationship with my immediate supervisor/s.
e) I feel empowered by my supervisor/s.
f) I often suffer from a sense of guilt in relation to my job.
g) I feel concerned about the expectations of church leadership.
h) The workload is too high.
i) I often feel like a failure.
j) I do not feel confident in my role.

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