Personal Discipleship Inventory
As Christians committed to pursuing discipleship, our desire should be to intentionally grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ. To better determine how to grow, we must first be honest about our current reality. We must ask the question, “What type of disciple am I today?”
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This Personal Discipleship Inventory is a tool to identify areas of strength and growth. The inventory is oriented around 3 categories:

Character - The overall qualities and characteristics that define us. The credibility of the gospel depends on the character of the Christian community (Matthew 5:13-16 and John 13:35).
Competence - This category focuses on various aspects of knowledge and skill. As disciples, we desire to grow in Biblical knowledge and skill for the purposes of evangelism and building up others (2 Tim 3:16, 1 Pet 3:15).
Compatibility - This category has to do with the vision, values, and mission of our church. Being a disciple means taking ownership of our responsibilities as members of HRF.
 
Take 15 minutes or so to individually work through the inventory. The goal of this assessment is simply to raise awareness. We all have strengths and weaknesses, and we want  a culture of gospel, safety, and time in which we can be honest and pursue growth together.

Once you have completed the inventory, you will receive a copy via email. Please share and discuss it with others in your fellowship and/or discipleship groups.
 
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What's your last name? *

 
{{answer_58209024}}, rate yourself on a scale of 1-5 for each statement or question below. As you do this, remember, truth is your friend. It’s difficult to grow as a disciple if you’re not honest about your current reality. So assess yourself honestly and humbly.  Also, please remember, your righteousness is in Christ alone, not in your assessment score.

1 - This doesn’t describe me at all  
2 - This description rarely fits me       
3 - This describes me some of the time     
4 - This describes me most of the time            
5 - This describes me perfectly
 
Character:

The overall qualities and characteristics that define us. The credibility of the gospel depends on the character of the Christian community (Matthew 5:13-16 and John 13:35).
 
Holiness: I am aware of my sin and heart idolatry, and am actively seeking to put sin to death and cultivate righteousness. *

 
Love: I have a genuine and growing love for Jesus and others. *

 
Joy: I am marked by a deep and pervasive joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ. *

 
Truthfulness: There are Christians in my life who know the real truth about me and are helping me grow in Christlikeness; I’m not withholding my sin & struggles. *

 
Faithfulness: I regularly practice spiritual disciplines (Bible reading, prayer, solitude, Sabbath, etc.). *

 
Kindness: Others - especially those close to me - know me as a kind and gracious person. *

 
Gentleness: I am free from a short-tempered or quarrelsome spirit. *

 
Purity: My sexual life is pure and honoring to God. *

 
Peace: I am free from bitterness and anger. I frequently overlook offenses and (when necessary) I take the time to lovingly confront others. *

 
Self-Control: I am free from habitual patterns of sin. *

 
Integrity: I am consistently the same person at work, home, and with friends. *

 
Leadership: I feel comfortable telling others “Follow me as i follow Christ.” *

 
Confident Humility: I’m neither boastful and proud nor timid and reserved; the grace of God has both humbled me and given me confidence. *

 
Competence:

This category focuses on various aspects of knowledge and skill. As disciples, we desire to grow in Biblical knowledge and skill for the purposes of evangelism and building up others (2 Tim 3:16, 1 Pet 3:15).
 
Bible (Self): I feel “at home” in the Bible - can find passages quickly, know major themes, feel a general sense of familiarity with my Bible. *

 
Bible (Others): I feel comfortable leading others in studying the Bible. *

 
Scripture Memory: I can quote important passages of Scripture from memory. *

 
Theology (Personal): I have arrived at settled convictions on important theological issues such as gender roles, homosexuality, divorce, the authority of Scripture, etc. *

 
Theology (Others): I know where to take someone in the Bible to teach the major doctrines of the Christian faith (sinfulness of man, deity, and humanity of Christ, salvation by grace, necessity of community, the Trinity, call to make disciples, etc.). *

 
Evangelism: I feel confident in my ability to explain the gospel to someone. *

 
Prayer: I pray regularly, I enjoy prayer, and I feel confident leading others in prayer. *

 
Listening: I am able to listen attentively to people and ask insightful questions that get “below the surface” in their lives. *

 
Truth-Speaking: I am able to speak the truth in love - comforting, encouraging, and even rebuking others when necessary. *

 
Hospitality: I succeed in making people feel comfortable, especially when they are new to my church or community. *

 
Relational: I am able to form new relationships and deepen existing ones. I am emotionally and relationally invested in my community. *

 
Discipleship: I feel confident in my ability to effectively make disciples that make disciples. *

 
Fruitfulness: I can point to someone else whom I’ve led to faith in Christ or discipled toward maturity in Christ. *

 
Compatibility:

This category has to do with the vision, values, and mission of our church. Being a disciple means taking ownership of our responsibilities as members of HRF.
 
Values: I can comfortably explain what we mean by “a God-centered, Christ-exalting, Gospel-driven church community.” *

 
Mission: I feel a sense of personal excitement about our mission of "Love God. Love One-Another. Make Disciples." *

 
Theology: I feel “at home” with the theological convictions of HRF and comfortable with our statement of faith. *

 
Giving: I am giving an appropriate portion of my income to help fund the ministry of the church. *

 
Submission: I trust, respect, and joyfully follow our elders and deacons, which includes praying for them regularly. *

 
Serving: I am using my God given gifts to strengthen our church and further our mission to include serving on a ministry team. *

 
Community: I feel connected to individuals in my church community. I consider them family, not just acquaintances. I prefer time together rather than time apart. *

 
Renewal: I am driven by a desire to see ongoing spiritual renewal-in myself, in my family, and others in my local church. *

 
Gospel Change: I see repentance and faith as crucial to lasting change. *

 
Discipleship: I am taking personal responsibility for my discipleship, and specific people in my church. *

{{answer_58209024}}, thank you for taking this Personal Discipleship Inventory. Your results have been emailed to you so that you can share and discuss these results with others. We are praying for you as you seek to grow in your relationship with Christ!