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Spiritual Health Assessment
 
We all know the importance and benefit of a regularly physical exam to reveal any problems or to show progress. Yet, how often so we take the time to evaluate how we’re doing spiritually.
 
The process of spiritual growth is an intentional, life-long process. But spiritual growth can be hard to determine, because shifts are subtle—giant leaps of faith are usually further apart than the small steps of daily growth.
 
Jesus calls his disciples deny themselves, take up their cross daily and follow Him.
 
Accomplishing such a challenging assignment requires growing in your understanding of what it means to be a Christian, expanding your personal knowledge of biblical truth, and applying daily what you learn. Through the presence of His indwelling Spirit, God enables you to know, obey, and serve Him.
 
God expects His children to grow spiritually and His Word encourages personal examination as an element of growth.
• “Let us search out and examine our ways…” Lamentations 3:40
• “Now, the Lord of Hosts says this: ‘Think carefully about your ways.’” Haggai 1:5
• “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24
• “But each person should examine his own work, and then he will have a reason for boasting in himself alone, and not in respect to someone else.” Galatians 6:4
• “Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk—not as unwise people, but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15
 

Spiritual Health Assessment
 
For the following questions, circle the number that represents your actual behavior. The scale is:
 
·         1=not at all
·         2=rarely
·         3=half of the time
·         4=often
·         5=all the time
 
Worship: Surrendering Your Life for God’s Pleasure
 
 
 
 
 
Pleasing God with my life is my highest priority
1
2
3
4
5
I prepare myself and fully engage in corporate worship
1
2
3
4
5
I come to church because I really want to
1
2
3
4
5
I expect to engage with God in worship
1
2
3
4
5
I spend time each day in private worship of God
1
2
3
4
5
I offer myself to God in full surrender (Romans 12:1)
1
2
3
4
5
I present my mind to God daily for renewal (Romans 12:2)
1
2
3
4
5
I satisfy myself regularly with Jesus Christ and His love
1
2
3
4
5
I worship God with gratitude during hard times (Job 1:21)
1
2
3
4
5
I am willing to sacrifice time, energy and money to God
1
2
3
4
5
I trust God when I face crises or problems
1
2
3
4
5
Worship Total ______
 
Connect: Engaging Myself in God’s Family
 
 
 
 
 
Fellowship with other believers is a high priority to me
1
2
3
4
5
I openly show love (brotherly affection) to others
1
2
3
4
5
I resolve conflicts quickly and healthily (forgiveness)
1
2
3
4
5
I offer my time and resources to help others
1
2
3
4
5
I open up my life so others can know and pray for me
1
2
3
4
5
I place the interests of others ahead of my own
1
2
3
4
5
I intercede for others
 
 
 
 
 
I gather with other Christians in a small group
1
2
3
4
5
I experience deep, meaningful relationships with others in the church
1
2
3
4
5
I have people in my life who are providing accountability
1
2
3
4
5
My schedule shows that I value my Christian friends
1
2
3
4
5
Fellowship Total ______
Have you taken the Discovery 101:Discovering Grace Bible Church class? _____

 
Grow: Growing to Be Like Christ
 
 
 
 
 
Becoming like Christ is a high priority for me
1
2
3
4
5
I engage in spiritual disciplines like prayer and Bible reading
1
2
3
4
5
My relationship with Christ is motivated more out of love and gratitude than out of guilt and a sense of duty
1
2
3
4
5
I allow God’s Word to inform the decisions I make
1
2
3
4
5
I have identified a sin stronghold in my life and I’m attacking it
1
2
3
4
5
I ask God to reprove and correct me, and respond in obedience to His Word
1
2
3
4
5
I have goals for putting on virtues in my life (fruit of the Spirit)
1
2
3
4
5
I demonstrate integrity in my words and actions
1
2
3
4
5
I steward my finances so I can give money to God and others
1
2
3
4
5
I spend time with Christian friends who encourage and challenge my growth
1
2
3
4
5
I am discipling/mentoring/teaching someone else
1
2
3
4
5
Discipleship Total ______
Have you taken the Discovery 201:Discovering Spiritual Maturity class? _____
 
Serve: Making Investments of Love in Others
 
 
 
 
 
Serving others with my times and talents is a high priority to me
1
2
3
4
5
I know and use my spiritual gifts in service
1
2
3
4
5
I enjoy serving others without expecting return
1
2
3
4
5
I pray for others
1
2
3
4
5
I serve in a ministry at least monthly
1
2
3
4
5
I am alert to the needs of others
1
2
3
4
5
I act as if others’ needs are as important as my own
1
2
3
 4
5
I volunteer to do “whatever it takes” when necessary
1
2
3
4
5
Meeting others’ needs provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment for me
1
2
3
4
5
I expect God to use me in kingdom work every day
1
2
3
4
5
I participate in leadership training
1
2
3
4
5
Ministry Total ______
Have you taken the Discovery 301:Discovering Your Ministry class? _____

 
Reach: I Have a Life Calling
 
 
 
 
 
Reaching others for Christ is a high priority to me
1
2
3
4
5
I look for opportunities to build relationships with those who don’t know Christ
1
2
3
4
5
I pray for lost people that I know
1
2
3
4
5
I share the Gospel with those around me
1
2
3
4
5
I serve the lost so that I can have a chance to share the Gospel with them
1
2
3
4
5
I live in such a way that supports the gospel and provokes questions (Matthew 5:13-16; 1 Peter 3:15)
 
 
 
 
 
I invite un-churched and de-churched people to attend church with me
1
2
3
4
5
When confronted about my faith, I give a confident answer (1 Peter 3:15)
1
2
3
4
5
I have identified a cross-cultural mission I would like to do
1
2
3
4
5
I pray about God’s calling on my life to go anywhere God wants me
1
2
3
4
5
I train others how to effectively share their faith
1
2
3
4
5
Evangelism & Missions Total ______
Have you taken the Discovery 401:Discovering Your Mission class? _____
 

Transfer the total for each of your spiritual growth areas to the following chart. Reassess your progress at the end of three months.
 
 
 
Worship
Connect
Grow
Serve
Reach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
55
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
Well Developed
 
 
50
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
 
 
45
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
 
 
40
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
Growing
 
 
35
 
m o
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m o
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m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
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m o
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m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
 
 
30
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
 
 
25
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
Just Beginning
 
 
20
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
 
 
15
 
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
m o
 
 
m Beginning Assessment Total ______
o   Ending Assessment Total ______
 

Spiritual Health Plan
 
We all know that physical exercise is easier when you’re doing it with others or when you have a coach encouraging and challenging you.
 
Who will be your spiritual partner?___________________
Who will be your spiritual coach?___________________
 
What purposes are out or balance? Record score.
 
What do I need to learn?             What do I need to do?
What progress have I made?
Worship
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Connect
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Serve
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reach
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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