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1 SPIRITUAL LIFE SURVEY REPORT Florida Bible Church January Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 0

2 REVEAL Spiritual Vitality Index for Florida Bible Church This involves how often people study the Bible, reflect on Scripture, pray, experience solitude and journal. Personal Spiritual Practices What Your Score Means (Ranking compared to REVEAL database) 86+ = Top 5% = Top 10% = Top 25% = Upper 50% <70 = Lower 50% This reflects how well the church provides spiritual challenge, in-depth Bible teaching, a sense of belonging, etc. Church s Role 76 Faith in Action This reflects people s faithbased behaviors, such as serving those in need and evangelism. This one-number index score shows you how well you re doing at helping your people grow spiritually, compared with all other churches in REVEAL s database Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 1

3 Florida Bible Church s Spiritual Continuum Profile Christ-Centered Exploring Christ I believe in God, but I am not sure about Christ. My faith is not a significant part of my life. Compared with Total Sample Growing in Christ I believe in Jesus and am working on what it means to get to know him. 7% # 33% --- Compared with Total Sample Close to Christ I feel really close to Christ and depend on him daily for guidance. 33% Compared with Total Sample My relationship with Jesus is the most important relationship in my life It guides everything I do. 27% --- Compared with Total Sample Segment Base Size Exploring Christ 19 # Growing in Christ 92 Close to Christ 92 Christ-Centered 75 # Low sample size 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 2

4 1 John 2: I write to you, dear children, because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name.... I write to you, young men, because you are strong and the word of God lives in you, and you have overcome the evil one.... I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning. 3

5 1 Peter 2:2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grown up in your salvation. 4

6 Hebrews 5:11-12 We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! 5

7 REVEAL Identifies Eight Core Beliefs and Attitudes Critical to Spiritual Growth Exploring Christ Movement 1 Salvation by Grace Nothing I do can earn my salvation. The Trinity The one true God is the God of the Bible -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Personal God God is actively involved in my life. Christ Is First I desire Jesus to be first in my life. Growing in Christ Movement 2 Personal God. Salvation by Grace Authority of the Bible Christ Is First. Identity in Christ I exist to know, love and serve God. Close to Christ Christ-Centered Movement 3 Giving Away My Life I will risk everything that is important for Christ. Christ Is First Identity in Christ Authority of the Bible Stewardship A Christian should not be driven by the pursuit of material things. Authority of the Bible The Bible has decisive authority over what I say and do. Based on REVEAL s Total Sample 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 6

8 Ephesians 4:11-13 It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 7

9 Acts 2:46 Every day THEY continued to meet TOGETHER in the temple courts. THEY broke bread in their homes and ate TOGETHER with glad and sincere hearts. 8

10 Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another --- and all the more as you see the Day approaching. 9

11 Hebrews 5: Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. 10

12 Florida Bible Church s Spiritual Continuum Profile Christ-Centered Exploring Christ I believe in God, but I am not sure about Christ. My faith is not a significant part of my life. Compared with Total Sample Growing in Christ I believe in Jesus and am working on what it means to get to know him. 7% # 33% --- Compared with Total Sample Close to Christ I feel really close to Christ and depend on him daily for guidance. 33% Compared with Total Sample My relationship with Jesus is the most important relationship in my life It guides everything I do. 27% --- Compared with Total Sample Segment Base Size Exploring Christ 19 # Growing in Christ 92 Close to Christ 92 Christ-Centered 75 # Low sample size 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 11

13 Understanding Your Report Total Sample Comparison We compared your church s results to the total sample of churches using the following format: - An upward arrow means the response is at least 20%, but less than 50% greater than the total sample average. - Two upward arrows mean the response is at least 50% greater than the total sample average. - A downward arrow means the response is at least 20%, but less than 50% lower than the total sample average. - Two downward arrows mean the response is at least 50% lower than the total sample average. - Note: There is an additional indicator that may appear on slides 17, 42, and 43: - A dotted line response ---- means the response is close to the total sample s response (within 19% either greater or lower than the total sample) Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 12

14 Florida Bible Church s Demographics Demographics Base Size 278 Age % Age % Age % Diversity: Non White, including Hispanics 54% Children under 18 at home 45% Education (% college degree or higher) 50% Married 72% Income under $30K 15% Income $30K-$74,999 48% Income $75K or more 37% 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 13

15 Florida Bible Church s Spiritual Beliefs and Attitudes Key Spiritual Beliefs And Attitudes (top box) Total Exploring Christ Growing in Christ Close to Christ Christ- Centered Base Size # Salvation by Grace 83% 33% # 79% 87% 96% Trinity 94% 67% # 93% 95% 100% Personal God 78% 50% # 70% 76% 97% Christ is First 75% 56% # 68% 67% 96% Authority of the Bible 68% 33% # 58% 64% 92% Identity in Christ 73% 39% # 62% 70% 97% Stewardship 50% 28% # 39% 48% 72% Giving Away My Life 36% 33% # 23% 24% 68% # Low sample size 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 14

16 Highest Priority What Your People Say are the Top Five Priorities for Florida Bible Church Priority Ranking Top Five Church Priorities (Based on Level of Importance and Satisfaction) Importance Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Satisfaction Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Priority Score* 1 Helps me understand the Bible in depth Helps me feel like I belong Helps me develop prayer life Helps me in my time of emotional need Provides clear pathway to guide growth * Priority Score: This score merges importance and satisfaction together to rank order your congregation s view of the church s highest priorities for action. The higher the score, the greater the sense of urgency for change. (Priority Score Calculation: Importance less Satisfaction X Importance) Based on total sample size of 277 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 15

17 Florida Bible Church s Participation with Organized Church Activities Participation Base Size Weekend Services (3 to 4 times per month) Small Groups (1 to 2 times a month or more) Serving at the Church (1 to 2 times a month or more) Serving Those in Need Through my Church (1 to 2 times a month or more) Total Exploring Christ Growing in Christ Close to Christ Christ- Centered # % 82% # 81% 89% 84% 39% 39% # 30% 35% 56% 46% 11% # 38% 49% 60% 21% 6% # 14% 26% 27% # Low sample size 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 16

18 Florida Bible Church What Your People Say are the Top Five Priorities for Weekend Services Priority Ranking 1 Top Five Priorities for Weekend Services (Based on level of importance and satisfaction) Incorporates worship music and congregational singing Importance Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Satisfaction Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Prior Scor In-depth study of the Bible Helps me apply Scripture to everyday life Challenging and thought-provoking Frequent use of Scripture * Priority Score: This score merges importance and satisfaction together to rank order your congregation s view of the highest priorities for change in Weekend Services. The higher the score, the greater the sense of urgency for change. (Priority Score Calculation: Importance less Satisfaction X Importance) Based on total sample size of Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 17

19 Florida Bible Church What Your People Say are the Top Five Priorities for Small Groups Highest Priority Priority Ranking Top Five Small Group Priorities (Based on Level of Importance and Satisfaction) Importance Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Satisfaction Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Priority Score* 1 Provides in-depth study of the Bible Holds me accountable to lead a Christian life A trustful atmosphere for me to admit my shortcomings and mistakes Place where I can develop genuine friendships Guidance for better decision making in my life * Priority Score: This score merges importance and satisfaction together to rank order your congregation s view of the highest priorities for change in Small Groups. The higher the score, the greater the sense of urgency for change. (Priority Score Calculation: Importance less Satisfaction X Importance) Based on total sample size of 115 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 18

20 Florida Bible Church What Your People Say are the Top Five Priorities for Serving at the Church Highest Priority Priority Ranking Top Five Priorities for Serving at the Church (Based on Level of Importance and Satisfaction) Importance Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Satisfaction Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Priority Score* 1 Allows me to use and develop my spiritual gifts Provides wide range of serving experiences Allows me to contribute to vision and mission of my church Provides easy access and clear instructions for serving experience Allows me to serve with my family * Priority Score: This score merges importance and satisfaction together to rank order your congregation s view of the highest priorities for change in Serving at the Church. The higher the score, the greater the sense of urgency for change. (Priority Score Calculation: Importance less Satisfaction X Importance) Based on total sample size of 151 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 19

21 Florida Bible Church What Your People Say are the Top Five Priorities for Serving Those in Need at Your Church Highest Priority Priority Ranking Top Five Priorities for Serving Those in Need Through Your Church (Based on Level of Importance and Satisfaction) Importance Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Satisfaction Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Priority Score* 1 Allows me to use and develop my spiritual gifts Gives me an opportunity to serve in an area I'm passionate about Provides wide range of serving experiences Provides easy access and clear instructions for serving experience Provides opportunity to be spiritually challenged * Priority Score: This score merges importance and satisfaction together to rank order your congregation s view of the highest priorities for change in Serving Those in Need. The higher the score, the greater the sense of urgency for change. (Priority Score Calculation: Importance less Satisfaction X Importance) Based on total sample size of 155 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 20

22 REVEAL Identifies Six Personal Spiritual Practices That Advance Spiritual Growth Exploring Christ Movement 1 Reflection on Scripture Rare to frequent Bible Reading Rare to frequent Prayer to Seek Guidance Occasional to frequent Prayer to Confess Sins Occasional to frequent Growing in Christ Movement 2 Reflection on Scripture Frequent Prayer to Seek Guidance Frequent to daily Tithing I currently give 10 percent or beyond to the church. Solitude Occasional to frequent Bible Reading Frequent Close to Christ Movement 3 Reflection on Scripture Frequent to daily Solitude Frequent to daily Bible Reading Frequent to daily Prayer to Confess Sins Daily Tithing Prayer to Seek Guidance Daily Christ-Centered Based on REVEAL s Total Sample 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 21

23 Florida Bible Church s Participation in Key Spiritual Activities With Others Spiritual Activities with Others Total Exploring Christ Growing in Christ Close to Christ Christ- Centered Base Size # Spiritual Friendships (once or more per month) Evangelism (6+ conversations per year) Serving those in need on my own (once or more per month) Spiritual Mentors (once or more per month) 52% 39% # 47% 50% 64% 27% 21% # 22% 29% 31% 35% 22% # 28% 38% 44% 27% 11% # 21% 28% 36% # Low sample size 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 22

24 Florida Bible Church s Stalled Profile 45% 40% 42% 41% 35% 32% 30% 25% 20% 15% 17% 23% 21% 15% 16% 10% 7% 11% 5% 0% Total Exploring Christ - Low sample size Growing in Christ Close to Christ Christ- Centered Your Church's Stalled % Total Sample's Stalled % 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 23

25 Top Five Reasons Why People Have Stalled Spiritually at Your Church Lack of discipline in spiritual practices Lack of accountability/ encouragement Letting other activities take precedence Conflicting responsibilities Relationship struggles 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Based on total sample size of 180 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 24

26 Top Five Ways Your People Became Un-Stalled Connected with God through prayer, solitude and/or Scripture Came to grips with situation on my own Attended small group/life group/cell group Shared struggles with spiritual friend/mentor Started attending church regularly 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Based on total sample size of 135 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 25

27 Florida Bible Church What Your Dissatisfied People Say Are the Top Priorities for Your Church Highest Priority Priority Ranking Top Five Priorities for the Disssatisfied (Based on level of importance and satisfaction) Importance Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Satisfaction Score (Scale: 6 is high; 1 is low) Priority Score* 1 Helps me understand the Bible in depth Helps me feel like I belong Provides strong programs for children Help develop personal relationship with Christ Highest Priority 5 Helps me develop prayer life * Priority Score: This score merges importance and satisfaction together to rank order view of the dissatisfied people in your congregation regarding the highest priorities for change in your church. The higher the score, the greater the sense of urgency for change. (Priority Score Calculation: Importance less Satisfaction X Importance) Based on total sample size of 76 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 26

28 Top Five Reasons Why People Say They May Leave Florida Bible Church Worship style doesn't help me grow spiritually Don't agree with strategic direction of church Don't agree with policies/ positions on important issues Frustrated with lack of in-depth Bible teaching Not a good fit for my children 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Based on total sample size of 52 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 27

29 Membership Is Committing to FBC s FIVE CORE VALUES

30 Top Five Reasons Why People Say They May Leave Florida Bible Church Worship style doesn't help me grow spiritually Don't agree with strategic direction of church Don't agree with policies/ positions on important issues Frustrated with lack of in-depth Bible teaching Not a good fit for my children 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% Based on total sample size of 52 Note: No database comparison available at this time Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 29

31 REVEAL Spiritual Vitality Index for Florida Bible Church What Your Score Means Compared with Total Sample --- Personal Spiritual Practices (Ranking compared to REVEAL database) 86+ = Top 5% = Top 10% = Top 25% = Upper 50% <70 = Lower 50% 76 Compared with Total Sample Church s Role Faith in Action Compared with Total Sample 2009 Willow Creek Association. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized distribution is prohibited. 30

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