Does Your Church Dream Like Jesus?

Dream-Like-Jesus_Logo_WebsafeTake this True/False quiz to find out.  Just hover your mouse over ANSWER” after each question.  Keep track of how many you got right, then check the “Scoring” box at the bottom of this page to see how your church is doing! 

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1. We are careful to make sure that everyone is on board before we move forward with a new idea.
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2. We can’t afford to lose more members or make people upset. So we only take risks that we know will work out and that don’t put our finances in jeopardy.
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3. We fail at some of the things we try.
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4. We have a bold vision for our church which guides our finances, ministries, and outreach.
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5. We offer ministries that both comfort people and that challenge them.
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6. We sit in the same seats every week so we can easily locate who is missing or not in attendance.
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7. Many of our key lay leaders have been in the same position for at least 10 years.
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8. We get along beautifully! We really don’t fight about anything or have conflict of any sort.
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9. We are excited about what the Holy Spirit is doing in our midst. We’re not sure where it’s all going, but we trust God to show us the way.
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10. At least 33% of our congregation is involved in some kind of regular Bible Study.
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11. Our actual outreach ministries take place outside of the church building. We go to them. We don’t make them come to us.
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12. Our pastor doesn’t know who gives to the church or how much.
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13. We talk about giving, stewardship, and tithing on a regular basis in our church.
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14. The preacher often preaches sermons that make the congregation think, and sometimes even squirm.
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15. Lay people in the church sometimes ask the pastor to challenge them more.
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16. I know everyone in the church. Most of us have been friends for a long time.
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17. Prayer and spiritual disciplines are an important part of the life of our church.
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18. Sometimes we cancel all our meetings and give people a break from the work of the church.
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SCORING

13-18 CORRECT: Dream on! You are wide open to the dreams of Jesus for your congregation and community.

7-12 CORRECT: Keep dreaming. Jesus’s Kingdom dreams are starting to take hold in you.

1-6 CORRECT: Begin to dream Jesus’ dreams for you. Lay aside the ways you have been doing things and draw closer to Jesus. Ask him to guide your church.Then have the courage to let him.