Confilct Assessment - Judicatory 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. Considering everything that your judicatory/church body staff members do, week in and week out, how many actual staff hours are spent on matters related to congregational conflict in a MONTH?






 

3. What percentage of total available staff time is that?






 

4. In a given YEAR, how many congregations do you (or does your staff) visit for the purpose of helping in a conflict situation?






 

5. Of those congregations you numbered above, distribute them according to their conflicts’ levels of intensity, imagining a scale of 0 – 5 that sounds something like this:

  • Level 0 = we are conflict avoiders
  • Level 1 = we have a straightforward problem to solve
  • Level 2 = we are in some disagreement
  • Level 3 = we are taking sides for a contest
  • Level 4 = we are making up our minds to fight or leave
  • Level 5 = we are ready to call in the lawyers

So, out of the number you named for question #4, how many are at Level 0, Level 1, etc?

5-a. Level 0: how many congregations out of the total number in question #3?






 

5-b. Level 1: how many congregations out of the total number in question #3?






 

5-c. Level 2: how many congregations out of the total number in question #3?






 

5-d. Level 3: how many congregations out of the total number in question #3?






 

5-e. Level 4: how many congregations out of the total number in question #3?






 

5-f. Level 5: how many congregations out of the total number in question #3?






 

6. How has your staff been trained to help congregations experiencing conflict?

Peter Steinke
Speed Leas
Church Innovations
Lombard Mennonoite Peace Center
Other:

 

7. What methods or practices do you now use that provide the most satisfying, fruitful results?

 

8. What are the results of using these methods or practices for the congregations you serve?

 

9. Do you call in persons outside those on your staff for help with congregational disagreements or conflicts? If so, for what types of help?

 

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

 

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

 

12. From your answers to the survey, we can see several things about your church body’s current situation. Even the act of taking the survey may have made you think of certain things in new ways. Realistically, how adequately are you and your colleagues equipped to help the congregations you support build and sustain Christian community as they wrestle with the issues that face them? Type your answer here:

 

13. 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:

 

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

 

15. 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 Judicatories

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