Spiritual formation and discipleship:

(…until Christ is formed in you Galatians 4:19)

PLEASE READ THIS: (Please note this survey will be kept strictly confidential, (only the staff of Hillside will be able to formulate, read or compile your answers)

AND THIS: This is not a test. It is a tool to make you aware of some of the strengths and weaknesses you may have in your spiritual journey and walk with God. It is designed not to score you but to guide you to begin thinking of where you need to begin intentionally walking with Jesus. We invite you to become more aware of the six areas of your spiritual walk below

AND THIS: (Please SELECT the appropriate answer that applies to where you feel you are)

Spiritual formation and discipleship:

(…until Christ is formed in you Galatians 4:19)

PLEASE READ THIS: (Please note this survey will be kept strictly confidential, (only the staff of Hillside will be able to formulate, read or compile your answers) 

AND THIS: This is not a test. It is a tool to make you aware of some of the strengths and weaknesses you may have in your spiritual journey and walk with God. It is designed not to score you but to guide you to begin thinking of where you need to begin intentionally walking with Jesus. We invite you to become more aware of the six areas of your spiritual walk below  

AND THIS: (Please TICK the appropriate answer that applies to where you feel you are)  

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Connecting to Jesus and being aware of the presence of God – (In this area of your spiritual formation we measure your personal connection to Jesus through worship, communion, prayer and you surrender to the Holy Spirit’s guidance).


  • Do you personally take time daily to just be quiet in the presence of Jesus?

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  • Do you feel a sense of God’s presence throughout the day, His Holy Spirit helping, counseling, encouraging, guiding?

3.


  • Do you feel God’s guiding and formation towards you being more like Christ in your life at the moment? (Formed into Christlikeness)

4.


  • Are you trusting God in faith with your future at this time?

5.


  • Do you sense the presence of God at church and the movement of the Holy Spirit?

6.


  • Have you physically felt God’s love or been given spiritual joy in the last few months?

7.


  • At this time would you say your relationship with God is more:

8.


  • Do you regularly confess sin to God through prayer, outside of the Sunday service?

9.

Biblical knowledge – (In this area of your spiritual formation we measure your passion and intention for reading and understanding the Bible).


  • Do you look to the Bible for guidance in life decisions?

10.


  • Do you at this time have a weekly or daily schedule or reading the Bible?

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    • What you look for you can find in the Bible, looking for vengeance or to forgive you can find both. What mostly do you look for when you read the Bible?



12.


  • Would you say the Bible and its contents are relevant to your daily life?

13.


  • Would you rather undertake an in-depth study of a book of the bible or study a specific topic of interest?

14.


  • How many Christian/spiritual growth based books or DVD’s have you read/watched in the past year

15.

Spiritual sharing – (In this area of spiritual formation we measure your willingness and ability to share your Christian life experience and truths of Jesus with others).


  • Have you, in the last month, shared a spiritual lesson or experience or Bible truth with someone?

16.


  • Have you ever shared your testimony or spoke with another about an experience of God’s presence, healing or love?

17.


  • How many friendships have you developed with people who don’t go to church or are not Christian?

18.


  • Do you have and meet with a spiritual mentor or someone in particular you talk to on a regular basis about spiritual matters or experiences?

19.


  • Would you say you actively look for opportunities or people to make your relationship with Christ known?

20.

Passion for your church community – (In this area of spiritual formation we measure your love and passion for our church community).


  • Do you feel it is important part of spiritual formation to meet, pray, worship and study with other Christians on a regular basis? And if yes how regularly?

21.


  • At the moment how often do you attend Sunday or midweek worship services?

22.


  • How often do you serve in some area (worship, serving, set up, children, outreach, or on a committee) or practice your spiritual gift at Hillside?  

23.


  • Would you say that Hillside Methodist Community Church has a powerful impact on your life?

24.


  • Do you firmly believe that God is at work in our Hillside church and that the Holy Spirit is moving?

25.


  • Do you firmly believe that God is at work in the future of our church?

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  • Would you say you give sacrificially and joyfully to Hillside and its ministries and outreach?

27.


  • Do you try and apply what you learn on Sunday at the worship service to your life?

28.

Outreach and care – (In this area of your spiritual formation we measure your desire and activities to bring in God’s loving rule and Kingdom through making a positive difference in the world and around us through outreach, caring and serving others).



  • How many days a week do you pray or serve others outside of Sunday worship?

29.


  • Do you regularly give to charity or activities that you know make a difference to others? (People/animals/Good causes/justice issues)

30.


  • Do you regularly offer practical help and friendship to poor persons?

31.


  • Do you find yourself praying for issues of justice, or praying over what you may read in the newspapers?

32.


  • Do you try to make an effort to be inclusive of those that may feel excluded?

33.


  • Are you aware of the following ministries at Hillside: Sebenza Police ministry, Sandwich outreach at Nobel and Eastleigh schools, Nobel transporters (Taxi) ministry, Link Literacy program, Random Acts of Kindness, Santa Shoe Boxes, outreach of our Fathers/Chat and Chew ministries, Hillside prayer ministry Whatsapp group, Bible study outreach, fundraising initiatives?

34.


  • Do you regularly pray with a fellow believers or friends going through a tough time?

35.

Personal growth – (In this area of spiritual formation we measure your overall physical, emotional and mental health as a person. We are holistic people and therefore all aspects of our lives affect each other).


  • Do you regularly exercise or take walks? Or regularly go on holiday?

36.


  • Do you have a friend or person who listens to you and cares for you (example a mentor?)

37.


  • Do you regularly find yourself stressed and worked up over something?

38.


  • Do you go for regular check-ups with your doctor?

39.


  • Are you in any physical pain at the moment?

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  • Would you consider yourself physically/emotionally or mentally healthy? Choose appropriate:

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  • How often are you in control of how you feel or your emotional state?



Thank you for filling in this survey, we appreciate your time and honesty. You are now on your way out of the starting blocks to deeper spiritual formation and spiritual health. Please had this form back to the church office or staff and we will be in touch shortly.



Thank you for filling in this survey, we appreciate your time and honesty.
You are now on your way out of the starting blocks to deeper spiritual formation and spiritual health.