Confilct Assessment - Congregation Level Questionnaire

Responding to the questions below will help us get to know your church body's situation better. Please fill out the answers to all of the questions and click the button at the end to continue.

1. How would you describe yourself?






 

2. How does your congregation decide most of its major issues or directions?






 

3. How satisfied is the congregation with the method you chose above?





 

4. How satisfied are you with this method?





 

5. Imagining a scale of 0-5, how would you describe the current level of conflict in your congregation?







 

6. If you are a senior pastor, what percentage of your time do you spend on congregational conflict or choosing/discerning direction?






 

7. If you are an associate pastor, what percentage of your time do you spend on congregational conflict or choosing/discerning direction?






 

8. If you are church staff other than pastor/spiritual leader, what percentage of your time do you spend on congregational conflict or choosing/discerning direction?






 

9. If you are a lay leader serving on a board/committee, what percentage of your time do you spend on congregational conflict or choosing/discerning direction?






 

10. If you are a lay leader not serving on a board or committee, what percentage of the time you devote to your duties at church do you spend do you spend on congregational conflict or choosing/discerning direction?






 

11. Is your congregation experiencing some sort of conflict, disagreement, or question of direction at present?

- if "yes," continue at question #12 below.
- if "no," please skip to question #18.

 

12. Which of the following best describes the topic of conflict or disagreement or question of direction your congregation is experiencing at the present time?








 

13. Are you able to state specifically the issue or issues involved?



 

14. Has your church body office been contacted by any member or members of your church to help you address this issue?



 

15. Has the judicatory attempted to assist you in resolving your issue?



 

16. Are a majority of your members aware of this conflict or disagreement?



 

17. Have you consulted with anyone outside your church body office to assist you with this conflict or disagreement?



 

18. Do the leaders and members of your congregation expect occasional disagreement and do they regularly use any habits for fair, faith-based conversation and spiritual discernment?



 

19. When there is disagreement in your congregation, what do people generally do?






 

20. Would you like better habits for helping your congregation members to do faithful spiritual discernment on tough issues?


 

21. What is your church’s body’s current set of challenging situations? Type your brief response here:

 

22. What is your name and your role in the church body (either elected/appointed or voluntary)? Describe it here:

 

23. From your answers to the survey, we can see several things about your church’s habits and current situation. Even the act of taking the survey may have made you think of certain things in new ways. Realistically, how many active members in your local church do you think would have answered the questions just the way you did? Type your answer here:

 

24. Please feel free to include any additional information you think would be helpful for our consultants to consider when reflecting on your responses to this survey:

 

25. Please let us know how and when you would prefer to be contacted and include that contact information (phone number, e-mail address, other):

 

26. Would you like to receive a copy of your responses to this survey? Please note: this is NOT an automatic process; if requested, we will provide the responses when our consultants contact you.



 

Click here to submit your answers.

 

 

 

 

Conflict Assessment form for Congregations

Please note: there is a different questionnaire for judicatory members. Please click here to access that questionnaire.