Oakmont Baptist Church Assessment for Oakmont Baptist Church

Welcome to the Growing Young Assessment for Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville , North Carolina.


Thank you for taking the time to help us affirm specific areas in which our church is already growing young as well as areas that are opportunities of growth to be more effective with growing young. The more honest feedback that we can get the better we will be able to assess our strengths and weaknesses in relation to churches growing young.


Before you begin, please thoroughly read the instructions on the next page so that you are able to answer the questions accurately. Please remember that when answering each question think about the question from the perspective of the whole church (not specifically about the youth ministry, etc)


Before completing, please keep in mind the following:

  1. Take the assessment as soon as possible.
  2. It is designed to be completed in 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Your responses will be incorporated into a larger report, and will remain confidential.

Thank you for participating in this assessment. 

We anticipate this will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete, and we request you complete it at one time.

Growing Young Assessment Instructions

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You are about to complete an assessment of your congregation. Your responses will be kept completely confidential and will be combined with the responses of others from your church for a final report.

Please rate your church as honestly as possible based on your experience of your church as it is now (not your church’s past or what you think your church could be). Since no church is perfect, it’s normal to give a wide range of answers.

Definitions

For the purposes of this assessment, please keep the following definitions in mind:


  • Young people: Any people ages 15-29.
  • Adults: Any people age 30 or older.

We recognize that our language may not reflect all traditions. So in the following questions, where we use the term “church,” please mentally insert congregation, parish, gathered fellowship, community of faith, etc., as appropriate to your context.

Rating Scale

After each statement, please rate on a scale of 1-5 how true this statement is of your church overall.

Even if particular ministries or areas of your church would receive different ratings, please consider your church as a whole. One way to do this would be to mentally average their scores. (For example, if one area of your church would receive a 5, but another area would receive a 3, please mark 4 as your response.)


  • 1 = not at all true
  • 2 = slightly true
  • 3 = moderately true
  • 4 = very true
  • 5 = completely true

Please keep in mind “Young people” refers to any people ages 15-29.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…allocates a significant proportion of our budget to young people.

…has key leaders who want changes to happen now.

…would be missed by the local community if we left.

…supports creative ideas and initiatives suggested by young people.

…must make significant changes to strengthen our ministry with young people.

…makes people feel accepted.

…challenges people to grow in their faith.

…shares stories of people or events from the global community.

…is sensitive to the needs of different age groups in our church.

…includes young people in all appropriate areas of ministry.

…actively responds to global crises.

…spends a generous amount of our financial resources caring for those outside of our congregation.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…helps people apply Scripture to their everyday lives.

…integrates newcomers well.

…makes young people a primary focus.

…is a place where people feel safe sharing their story.

…feels like a family.

…provides ongoing care to people living in other countries.

…has young people whose involvement makes our church better.

…recognizes the problems young people face in their day-to-day lives.

…invests sufficient resources in programming for young people.

…preaches about the everyday implications of the gospel.

…is hospitable.

…invites young people to serve in key ministry roles.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…makes visitors feel welcome.

…makes efforts to put itself “in the shoes” of young people.

…has a reputation as a caring neighbor in our community.

…encourages people to live out their faith in their daily actions.

…is made up of adults who go out of their way to better understand young people’s perspectives.

…partners with the local community in significant ways.

…empowers young leaders to take on challenges.

…is a community I trust.

…values young people’s presence in our main worship gatherings.

…has a thoughtful approach in our ministry to people in their 20’s.

…consists of adults who are investing in young people.

…helps people understand their place in God’s story.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…has many people who are willing to contribute to making changes.

…trusts young people with leadership responsibilities.

…actively addresses injustices in our society.

…asks young people to participate in making important decisions.

…has experienced leaders who are training younger leaders.

…makes faith relevant to people’s daily lives.

…helps people see how their daily actions are part of God’s story.

…has key leaders who are willing to make changes when necessary.

…equips young people with the skills they need to lead ministries.

…has healthy conversations about generational differences.

…has a thoughtful approach in our ministry to teenagers.

…has preaching that is relevant to people’s daily lives.

How true are the following statements of your church?
Our church...

…trains people to engage regularly in spiritual practices (e.g., prayer, reading the Bible).

…has people who stay because of the strong sense of community.

…actively cares for people in our neighborhood, including those who aren’t part of our church.

…helps people of all ages feel like they belong.

…has many people who want changes to happen now.

…encourages people to share their faith with others.

…has enough volunteers or staff members who minister to young people.

…makes serving those in need a high priority.

…supports families well.

…is open to making changes to strengthen our ministry with young people.

…actively seeks out young people to take on responsibilities.

…teaches people to trust Jesus even when it might cost them something.

Demographic Questions

Before finishing the assessment, please tell us a few things about yourself. While your results will remain confidential, this information will allow for additional analyses to help your church.

1. Please specify your gender.

3. Please specify your ethnicity (check all that apply).

4. Which of the following best describes the area you live in?

5. Which of the following best describes your role in your church?

Your results have been recorded.

Assessment Complete

Thank you for taking the assessment for Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville . Your results have been recorded and will help us gain a deeper understanding of our church’s culture.