complete the form to track your progress gospel advancing assessment Gospel Advancing 5 Stage Assessment Your responses to the following 12 questions will help you get a pulse on which one of the “Five Stages” of a Gospel Advancing Ministry best characterizes your youth program right now. Based on your responses, your diagnostic report will help you evaluate the current Gospel Advancing health of your ministry and provide you with helpful next steps and resource recommendations. Gospel Advancing Ministry STAGES Assessment 1. On average, how often do you engage in relational evangelism (verbally sharing the Gospel with someone you know) outside of youth group meetings?Once every few months.At least once a month.Once a year.I can’t remember the last time I shared the gospel personally. 2. How often do you carve out time to pray for your students and their lost friends outside of youth group meetings?I don't, but I need to.I pray for them regularly with other youth leaders in our community.I pray for them weekly.I pray for them occasionally. 3. Have you prayerfully identified a clearly defined, bold, vision for your ministry?It’s not really a priority right now.Yes, I have a clear, bold, written vision statement for the year.I am in the process of identifying this vision. 4. If you have a bold vision identified, how many of your leaders (adults and students) are on board?My leaders are on board and our students are about it too.I feel like I’m nearly alone in this.I don’t have a bold vision.A few leaders are excited about the vision, but I need others on board.They are all in, and I'm networking with other youth leaders in my community to reach every teen.My leaders are on board with our vision. 5. Which of the following best describes how often you incorporate intercessory prayer (praying for the lost to get saved and Christians to get sanctified) into your youth ministry program?We incorporate this occasionally.Intercessory Prayer is a regular/weekly part of our ministry program.We aren't currently incorporating intercessory prayer.Intercessory prayer only really happens at the leadership level.It is a permanent part of our program, and I meet with other leaders regularly to pray for every teen in our area. 6. How often do you program motivating and equipping your students to share the Gospel?Inspiration and/or equipping for evangelism is incorporated every week.We cover evangelism about once a month.Only leadership level adults and students are expected to share the Gospel.This doesn’t really happen.It is part of our program every week, and I want to help other leaders in my network make it a priority. 7. Are your students able to clearly articulate the Gospel?No, not really.A few students can do this.Half can, half can't.Most students in our ministry can and do share the Gospel. 8. If you have a bold vision, does your annual calendar push the ministry towards the vision?I’ve begun making some key strategic changes to the program.I know what needs to change, but it’ll take some time to get things changed.Everything we do in the ministry is filtered through our Gospel advancing vision, along with a priority of networking with other leaders to reach every teen in our community.We don’t have a clearly stated vision for the ministry that includes Gospel impact. 9. How often do you give the Gospel in your weekly meetings?At least once a month.Never.A couple times a year.Every week.It is a priority for me every week, and I am helping other leaders in my area/network make it a priority as well. 10. Are your leaders (adults and students) discipling teens?I don’t have any leadersNearly every leader is discipling a student, and I am helping other leaders in my area/network build a similar discipleship strategyLeaders see themselves as chaperonesA few leaders are in informal discipling relationships with studentsThis is an expectation to be a leader and it’s gaining a lot of momentumMost of our leaders are in a discipling relationship, with at least one student 11. How many of your students are discipling a friend that they led to the Lord?About half of our students are doing this.I can’t think of anyone.A solid core are doing this.A couple students, but this is the expectation.Almost every student that has led their friend to the Lord is discipling them as well. 12. Which Stage do you believe you are currently in as a Gospel Advancing Leader?Stage 1 – COMMIT - I have committed to being a Gospel Advancing leader - someone who shares the Gospel personally and mobilizes teenagers to do the same.Stage 2 - ALIGN - I am in the process of aligning my leadership team (adults and students) around the 7 values of a Gospel Advancing Ministry. We have a bold vision for our ministry.Stage 3 - PRIORITIZE - We have prioritized all 7 Values in our youth ministry program and calendar.Stage 4 - ACCELERATE - We are accelerating Gospel Advancing through ongoing programs and we measure success based on biblical outcomes. Spiritual and numerical growth contribute to the momentum and excitement within our ministry as disciples are being made.Stage 5 - MULTIPLY - I am multiplying Gospel Advancing Ministry beyond my own ministry by recruiting other youth leaders to Gospel Advancing. The clearest expression of this in a local setting is a Gospel Advancing Network Personal Information Please fill out your info below to access your custom Gospel Advancing Ministry Assessment! First Name Last Name Email Phone Number Street Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Church Name PositionPlease select... Full Time Youth Leader Part Time Youth Leader Volunteer Youth Leader Bi-vocational Youth Leader Sr Pastor Church Staffer Networker Parent/Adult Student Under 18 Once you've submitted your assessment, please be patient while we build your report. You will be automatically redirected to your results page in a few seconds.