Why A Spiritual Health Assessment?
We believe that what you can't change what you don't measure. Discipleship is a lifelong process of becoming who God has called us to be. Throughout life we enter into different stages with varying struggles, trials, and temptations. It's easy to focus on those things.
But, discipleship isn't just about what we're going through. It's about establishing spiritual disciplines in our life. That's where our spiritual health assessment comes in. We've developed the assessment after tons of research and conversations with pastors across denominations.
The result is a forty question survey broken down into eight categories: Bible application, character, evangelism, fellowship, giving, prayer, serving, and worship. These eight areas of spiritual health are true across all denominations. A mature disciple of Christ must establish and grow in each characteristic.
You can complete the survey in about five minutes and will instantly see how you're doing holistically and see a break down of what areas you need to improve in.
Spiritual Health Characteristics We Measure
Mature disciples connect with God's Word and apply it to their lives in a meaningful way. This section dives into the reading and application of the Bible in our lives.
"Be doers of the word, not hearers only..." James 1:22
Disciples of Jesus are identifiable not by Bible knowledge, but by our fruit. This section asks probing questions about a Christian's character.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control." Gal. 5:22-23
The Great Commission is for every believer, not only those in vocational ministry. This section looks at whether or not a Christian is actively engaging in evangelism.
"Go and make disciples of all nations..." Mat. 28:18-20
Christians can not grow in their faith and continue to live in isolation. We need the church. This section helps to examine whether a Christian is living in community.
"Don't neglect gathering together..." Heb. 10:25
God has called all believers to give cheerfully. A mature Christian invests in the local church and missions. This section gauges a disciple's finances and giving.
"Whoever sows sparingly, reaps sparingly... God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor. 9:6-7
When Jesus died on the cross, He tore the veil. As Christian's we can approach God in prayer and know that He will answer us. This section examines a Christian's prayer life.
"Rejoice alway, pray without ceasing, give thanks always..." 1 Thes. 5:16-18
We are not called to be consumers. Mature believers live an active faith through serving. This section dives into whether or not someone is serving joyfully.
"...through love serve one another... love your neighbor as yourself." Gal. 5:13-14
Worship is our response to God's love. It isn't just a weekly event, it is lived out in our daily lives. This section examines your attitude towards worship in our everyday life.
"speak with hymns and songs. Sing and make music from your heart, giving thanks always..." Eph. 5:19-20
Automatically Track And Improve Spiritual Health
As ministry leaders ourselves, we know that when it comes to discipleship, all of us can be doing better. But, with busy schedules and the ever-increasing demands of ministry life, we often settle for good enough.
We believe that a healthy disciple is someone who is constantly growing to become more like Christ. The problem is there has never been a great way to track how people are growing and help them in their discipleship journey.
With that in mind, we built our simple online tool so that you can measure spiritual health across your entire church, identify trends, and recognize areas that need improvement. There's no more guesswork. You get a full picture of how your church is doing at making disciples and can implement changes necessary to start making better disciples. Ready to dive in?