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What is your church size?
Size is based on attendance at your primary worship service.
What is your church location?
Large city (population: over 500,000)
City (population: 100,000 to 500,000)
Large town (population: 20,000 to 100,000)
Town (population: 1,000 to 20,000)
Rural (population: less than 1,000)
What is your church setting?
Does your church conduct services or other programming in a language other than English?
Which language(s) does your church offer programming in?
Which of these would best characterize your church's position on “miraculous gifts” (gifts of healing, prophecy, word of knowledge, tongues) of the Spirit?
These gifts ceased with the death of the apostles or the completion of the New Testament canon.
These gifts still exist, but I’m skeptical of the ways they are often expressed, and I do not actively encourage their use.
These gifts still exist; therefore, I encourage people to express them appropriately.
Other (please specify).
Which best describes your church's position on women in ministry in the local church?
Egalitarian: There ought to be no differences in ministry roles based on gender.
Complementarian: There ought to be some differences in ministry roles based on gender.
Other (please specify).
All EFCA churches are congregational in their governance (church polity). How congregationalism is lived out varies from church to church. Which model best describes your church's understanding of congregationalism?
The church is governed by corporate discernment of God’s will through the entire congregation on all matters.
The church is governed by corporate congregational discernment of God’s will led largely by the lead pastor.
The church is governed by corporate congregational discernment of God’s will led largely by a team of pastors/elders.
The elders have the exclusive role of discerning God’s will for the entire congregation.
The EFCA commitment to live and minister within the “significance of silence” framework (i.e., we will debate but not divide over certain nonessential doctrinal matters) is a strength.
Does your church think baptism (of any sort) ought to be required for church membership?
Does your church agree with the EFCA’s Resolution on Human Sexuality and the Covenant of Marriage, that “God created human beings uniquely in His image as male and female, and He has designed marriage to be a covenantal relationship between one man and one woman”?
Which statement best describes your church's position on divorce and remarriage for a Christian believer?
No divorce or remarriage is permitted.
If divorced under any circumstance, no remarriage is permitted.
If divorced on grounds of the spouse’s infidelity or desertion, remarriage is permitted.
If divorced on some grounds other than the spouse’s infidelity or desertion, remarriage is permitted.
If divorced on any grounds, remarriage is permitted.
Does your church believe homosexual behavior is always contrary to the teaching of Scripture?
“Sex outside of the marriage covenant between a man and a woman is acceptable.”
Abortion is a sin, the taking of a human life created in the image of God.