||I feel closest to God when Iím surrounded by what he has made
- the mountains, the forests, or the sea.
||I enjoy attending a "high church" service with incense and formal
Communion or Eucharist.
||The words tradition and history are very appealing to me.
||Taking an overnight retreat by myself at a monastery where I
could spend large amounts of time alone in a small room, or praying to God and
studying his Word, are activities I would enjoy.
||I would like to awaken the church from its apathy.
||I feel closest to God when I see him in the needy, the poor,
the sick, and the imprisoned. I feel Godís presence most strongly when I am
sitting quietly beside the bed of someone who is lonely or ill or taking a meal
to someone in need. You can count on me to offer a ride or volunteer for helping
||God is an exciting God, and we should be excited about worshiping
him. I donít understand how some Christians can say they love God, and then
act like theyíre going to a funeral whenever they walk into church.
||The words lover, intimacy, and heart are very appealing to
||I feel close to God when I participate in several hours of
uninterrupted study time - reading Godís Word or good Christian books and
then perhaps having an opportunity to teach (or participate in a discussion
with) a small group.
||I feel cut off if I have to spend too much time indoors just
listening to speakers or singing songs. Nothing helps me connect with God
better than being outside.
||Iíd have a difficult time worshiping in a church building
that is plain and lacks a sense of awe or majesty. I have a difficult time
worshiping through second-rate Christian art or music.
||Participating in a formal liturgy or prayer-book service,
developing symbols that I could place in my car, home, or office, and developing
a Christian calendar for our family to follow are activities that I would
||I would really enjoy spending time on a night watch, taking
a short vow of silence, simplifying my life.
||I connect with God best when Iím cooperating with him in
standing up for his justice: writing letters to government officials and
newspaper editors, picketing at an abortion clinic, urging people to vote,
or becoming familiar with current issues.
||I grow weary of Christians who spend their time singing
songs while a sick neighbor goes without a hot meal or a family in need
doesnít get help fixing their car.
||The words celebration and joy are very appealing to me.
||I really enjoy having thirty minutes of uninterrupted time
a day to sit in quiet prayer and enjoy his presence.
||I spend more money on books than music tapes.
||I would prefer to worship God by spending an hour beside
a small brook than by participating in a group service.
||The words sensuous, colorful, and aromatic are very appealing
||I would really enjoy developing a personal rule (or ritual)
||I feel closest to God when I am alone and there is nothing
to distract me from focusing on his presence.
||I get very frustrated if I see apathetic Christians who
donít become active. I want to drop everything else Iím doing and help the
church overcome its apathy.
||The words service and compassion are very appealing to me.
||I would enjoy attending a workshop on learning to worship
through dance or attending several worship sessions with contemporary music.
I expect that God is going to move in some unexpected way.
||When I think of God, I think of love, friendship, and adoration
more than anything else.
||I connect with God best when I learn something new about
him that I didnít understand before. My mind needs to be stimulated. Itís
very important to me that I know exactly what I believe.
||If I could escape to a garden to pray on a cold day, walk
through a park on a warm day, and take a trip by myself to the mountains
on another day, I would be very happy.
||I would really enjoy using drawing, exercise or art to improve
my prayer life.
||I feel closest to God when Iím participating in a familiar
form of worship that has memories dating back to my childhood. Rituals and
traditions move me more than anything else.
||I would describe my faith as more "internal" than "external."
||The words courageous, confrontation and social activism
are very appealing to me.
||I sense Godís power when I am counseling a friend who
has lost a job, preparing meals for or fixing the car of a family in need,
or spending a week at an orphanage in Mexico.
||I spend more money on music and worship tapes than books.
||I would rather be alone with God, contemplating who he
is, than participating in a formal liturgy or being distracted by a walk
||I get frustrated when the church focuses too much on feelings
and spiritual experience. Of far more importance is the need to understand
the Christian faith and have proper doctrine.
||Seeing Godís beauty in nature is more moving to me than
understanding new concepts, participating in a formal religious service,
or participating in social causes.
||I feel closest to God when Iím in an environment that
allows my senses to come alive - when I can see, smell, hear, and almost
taste his majesty.
||Individualism within the church is a real danger. Christianity
is a corporate faith, and most of our worship should have a corporate
||The words silence, solitude, and discipline are very appealing
||Activities like confronting a social evil, attending a
meeting to challenge the new curriculum before the local school board,
and volunteering on a political campaign are important to me.
||I would rather nurse someone to health or help someone
repair their house than teach an adult Sunday school class, go on a prayer
and fasting retreat, or take a lonely walk in the woods.
||I connect with God best when my heart is sent soaring
and I feel like I want to burst, worship God all day long, and shout out
his name. Celebrating God and his love is my favorite form of worship.
||The most difficult times in my faith are when I canít
feel Godís presence within me.
||The words concepts and truth are very appealing to me.