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  • SpiritualJourneyAssessmentProcess

    Contents

    FellowshipForneyMissionStatement2

    SpiritualJourneyAssessmentProcess3

    SpiritualJourneyAssessment..4

    DiscipleshipWheel..7

    SpiritualGrowthObservationsInstructions..9

    SpiritualGrowthObservationsResponseSheet..10

    AnnualSpiritualGrowthPlan11

    RecommendedActionsforSpiritualGrowth....13

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  • FellowshipForney

    OURMISSION

    HelpingPeopleDoWhatGodHasCalledThemToDo

    FellowshipBaptistChurchexiststoattractandwinpeopletofaithinJesusChrist,toencouragethemtomeaningfulworshipandgodlycharacter,andtoequipthemtodotheworkGodhascalledthemtodo.HereatFellowship,weseektoexpresstheseactionsinthreekeyareasoflife:

    Worshiping Praying

    Connecting Growing

    Serving Reaching

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  • SpiritualJourneyAssessmentProcessYourspiritualjourneyasafollowerofChristbeganthemomentyouadmittedpersonalsinandplacedyourtrustinChristasSaviorandLord.Fromthatpoint,untildeathorthereturnofChrist,yourlifescallistogrowinChristlikeness.JesussummarizesthedisciplescallinMark8:34,IfanyonewantstobeMyfollower,hemustdenyhimself,takeuphiscross,andfollowMe(HolmanCSB).AccomplishingsuchachallengingassignmentrequiresgrowinginyourunderstandingofwhatitmeanstobeaChristian,expandingyourpersonalknowledgeofbiblicaltruth,andapplyingdailywhatyoulearn.ThroughthepresenceofHisindwellingSpirit,Godenablesyoutoknow,obey,andserveHim.GodexpectsHischildrentogrowspirituallyandHisWordencouragespersonalexaminationasanelementofgrowth.

    LetussearchoutandexamineourwaysLamentations3:40 Now,theLordofHostssaysthis:Thinkcarefullyaboutyourways.Haggai1:5 Searchme,God,andknowmyheart;testmeandknowmyconcerns.Seeifthereisanyof

    fensivewayinme;leadmeintheeverlastingway.Psalm139:2324 Buteachpersonshouldexaminehisownwork,andthenhewillhaveareasonforboastingin

    himselfalone,andnotinrespecttosomeoneelse.Galatians6:4 Paycarefulattention,then,tohowyouwalknotasunwisepeople,butaswise.

    Ephesians5:15Thisassessmentprocesscanhelpyoucompleteanexaminationandcarefulsearchofyourspiritualgrowth.Followthesesimplestepstocompletetheprocess.

    1. CompletetheSpiritualJourneyAssessment. Theassessmenthelpsyouthinkcarefullyaboutyourspiritualdevelopmentrelatedtosixspecificspiritualdisciplines;WorshipingabidinginChrist,Prayingprayinginfaith,Connectingfellowshippingwithbelievers,GrowinglivingintheWord,Servingministeringtoothers,Reachingwitnessingtotheworld.Beforecompletingyourresponses,asktheLordtoguideyourevaluation.Sincemostofthesestatementsrequireasubjectiveresponse,Hisguidanceisthekeytoanaccurateappraisal.Also,resisttheurgetocomparescoreswithothers.Selfcondemnationorpridecouldresultfromsuchcomparisons.TrustGodtohelpyougrowspirituallybyrevealingheartissuesandempoweringyoutotakeaction.

    2. DrawandevaluateyourDiscipleshipWheel.

    3. DistributecopiesoftheSpiritualGrowthObservationsResponseSheettoatleastthree

    people.Followtheinstructionsbeforecompletingapersonalgrowthplan.

    4. Beginworkingonapersonalgrowthplan.TheAnnualSpiritualGrowthPlanworksheethelpsyouformulateanintentionalplanforgrowth.UsetheRecommendedActionsforSpiritualGrowthGuidetodiscoversuggestionsforactionstoincludeinyourplan.Asyoudiscussyourplanwithanaccountabilitypartner,youmaydiscoveradditionalactionsthatmoreeffectivelymeetyourneeds.

    Asyoucompletethisassessmentprocess,thetemptationmightbetothinkyoureffortsarecentraltogrowingspiritually.Remember,becominglikeChristcentersonHisworkinusandnotourworkforHim.Goddesiresheartchangeoverreligiousactions.Withoutquestion,Goddoestherevealing,therenewing,theempowering,andtherecreating.YourpartasHisdiscipleistodotheyielding,thesubmitting,andtheobeying.

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  • SpiritualJourneyAssessmentThefollowingassessmentisdividedintothreekeyareasoflife:Worship,Walk,Work.EachsectionfocusesontwoSpiritualDisciplines.Asyoucompletetheassessment,avoidrushing.ListenforGodsvoice toencourageandchallengeyou.Consider thisexperienceasoneonone timewithHim.Beintentional inyourgrowth towardsChristlikeness.Use thescalebelow to respond toeachstatement.

    Never1Seldom2Occasionally3Frequent4Always5

    WORSHIP RESPONSEWORSHIPINGABIDEINCHRIST

    1.IpracticearegularquiettimeandlookforwardtothattimewithChrist. 2.Whenmakingchoices,IseekChristsguidancefirst. 3.MyrelationshipwithChristismotivatedmorebylovethandutyorfear. 4.Iexperiencelifechangeasaresultofmyworshipexperiences. 5.WhenGodmakesmeawareofHisspecificwillinanareaofmylife,IfollowHis.

    6.IbelieveChristprovidestheonlywayforarelationshipwithGod. 7.MyactionsdemonstrateadesiretobuildGodskingdomratherthanmyown. 8.Peace,contentment,andjoycharacterizemyliferatherthanworryandanxiety. 9.ItrustChristtohelpmethroughanyproblemorcrisisIface. 10.IremainconfidentofGodsloveandprovisionduringdifficulttimes.

    WorshipingTotal

    PRAYINGPRAYINFAITH

    1.MyprayersfocusondiscoveringGodswillmorethanexpressingmyneeds. 2.ItrustGodtoanswerwhenIprayandwaitpatientlyonHistiming. 3.Myprayersincludethanksgiving,praise,confession,andrequests. 4.Iexpecttogrowinmyprayerlifeandintentionallyseekhelptoimprove. 5.IspendasmuchtimelisteningtoGodastalkingtoHim. 6.IpraybecauseIamawareofmycompletedependenceonGodforeverythinginmylife.

    7.Regularparticipationingroupprayercharacterizesmyprayerlife. 8.Imaintainanattitudeofprayerthroughouteachday. 9.Ibelievemyprayersimpactmylifeandthelivesofothers. 10.Iengageinadailyprayertime.

    PrayingTotal

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  • SpiritualJourneyAssessment

    Never1Seldom2Occasionally3Frequent4Always5

    WALK RESPONSECONNECTINGFELLOWSHIPWITHBELIEVERS

    1.Iforgiveotherswhentheiractionsharmme. 2.IadmitmyerrorsinrelationshipsandhumblyseekforgivenessfromtheonesIvehurt. 3.IallowotherChristianstoholdmeaccountableforspiritualgrowth. 4.Iseektoliveinharmonywithothermembersofmyfamily.

    5.Iplacetheinterestofothersabovemyselfinterest.

    6.Iamgentleandkindinmyinteractionswithothers. 7.Iencourageandlistentofeedbackfromotherstohelpmediscoverareasforrelationshipgrowth.

    8.Ishowpatienceinmyrelationshipswithfamilyandfriends. 9.Iencourageothersbypointingouttheirstrengthsratherthancriticizingtheirweaknesses.

    10.MytimecommitmentsdemonstratethatIvaluerelationshipsoverwork/career/hobbies.

    ConnectingTotal

    GROWINGLIVEINTHEWORD

    1.IregularlyreadandstudymyBible.

    2.IbelievetheBibleisGodsWordandprovidesHisinstructionsforlife. 3.Ievaluateculturalideasandlifestylesbybiblicalstandards. 4.Icananswerquestionsaboutlifeandfaithfromabiblicalperspective. 5.IreplaceimpureorinappropriatethoughtswithGodstruth. 6.Idemonstratehonestyinmyactionsandconversation. 7.WhentheBibleexposesanareaofmylifeneedingchange,Irespondtomakethingsright.

    8.Generally,mypublicandprivateselfarethesame 9.IusetheBibleastheguideforthewayIthinkandact. 10.IstudytheBibleforthepurposeofdiscoveringtruthfordailyliving.

    GrowingTotal

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  • SpiritualJourneyAssessment

    Never1Seldom2Occasionally3Frequent4Always5

    WORK RESPONSESERVINGMINISTERTOOTHERS

    1.Iunderstandmyspiritualgiftsandusethosegiftstoserveothers. 2.Iserveothersexpectingnothinginreturn. 3.Isacrificiallycontributemyfinancestohelpothersinmychurchandcommunity. 4.IgooutofmywaytoshowlovetopeopleImeet. 5.Meetingtheneedsofothersprovidesasenseofpurposeinmylife.

    6.IsharebiblicaltruthwiththoseIserveasGodgivesopportunity. 7.Iactasifothersneedsareasimportantasmyown. 8.IexpectGodtousemeeverydayinHiskingdomwork. 9.Iregularlycontributetimetoaministryatmychurch. 10.Ihelpothersidentifyministrygiftsandbecomeinvolvedinministry.

    ServingTotal

    REACHINGWITNESSTOTHEWORLD

    1.IsharemyfaithinChristwithnonbelievers. 2.IregularlyprayfornonbelieversIknow. 3.Imakemyfaithknowntomyneighborsand/orfellowemployees. 4.Iintentionallymaintainrelationshipswithnonbelieversinordertosharemytestimony.

    5.Whenconfrontedaboutmyfaith,Iremainconsistentandfirminmytestimony. 6.Ihelpothersunderstandhowtoeffectivelyshareapersonaltestimony. 7.ImakesurethepeopleIwitnesstogetthefollowupandsupportneededtogrowinChrist.

    8.Iencouragemychurchandfriendstosupportmissionefforts. 9.Iampreparedtosharemytestimonyatanytime. 10.MyactionsdemonstrateabeliefinandcommitmenttotheGreatCommission(Matthew28:1920).

    ReachingTotal

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  • YourDiscipleshipWheelForavisualrepresentationofyourspiritualassessmentcompletethefollowingsteps:StepOne:Onthedottedlineineachdisciplinesectionofthecircle,plotapointcorrespondingtoyourtotalscoreforthatdiscipline.Placesimilarpointsonthesolidlinestotheimmediaterightandleftofeachdottedline.StepTwo:Connecttheplottedpointswithcurvedlinessimilartothelinesofthecircle.StepThree:Usingapencilormarker,shadetheareasineachsectionbetweenthelinesyoudrewandthecenterofthecircle.Theshadedareasrevealyourpersonaldiscipleshipwheelatthispointinyourspiritualjourney.

    Reaching - Witness to the

    World

    Worshiping - Abide in Christ

    Praying Pray in Faith

    Serving Minister to

    Others

    Growing Live In the

    Word

    Connecting - Fellowship

    With Believers

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  • Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

    1 Timothy 4:15 (NIV) StepFour:Askyourselfthesequestions:1.Whichareashavethemostshading?Atthispointinyourspiritualjourney,youseetheseasthestrongestelementsofyourspiritualgrowth.Listbelowonebenefitthesestrengthsbringto

    a.Youpersonally:__________________________________________________b.Yourfamily:______________________________________________________c.Yourchurch:_____________________________________________________d.Yourcommunity:_________________________________________________

    2.Whichareashavetheleastshading?Atthispointinyourspiritualjourneyyouseetheseastheelementsneedingthemostimprovement.Listbelowonerewardgrowthinthesedisciplineswouldbringto:

    a.Y