Next Steps Questionnaire
At Advent United Methodist church mission is to “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Our strategy to accomplish that mission is to Gather in worship, Grow in Groups, and Go to serve and love God. The following questions are ones that will help us help you find your place here at Advent.
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What are some ways that you have served, in the past, that you have really enjoyed?
What are some types of service opportunities that you are excited to learn more about and/or try out?
Below are some Advent opportunities around our campus. Please choose any of these opportunities that interest you.
Administration (serve on boards or committees, assist in front office, help with administrative activities, etc.)
Adult Ministry (helping facilitate small groups: lead facilitator, care coordinator, service coord., etc.)
Care Ministry (prayer team, meal team, connection and correspondence team)
Advent Kids Ministry (check in, shepherding, serving in the nursery, teaching, administrative)
Guest services (greeting, ushering, next steps desk, parking team, etc.)
Music Ministry (sing or play instruments for the traditional or contemporary teams)
Advent Student Ministry (leading a small group, shepherding, service projects, etc.)
Tech Team (assisting the Sunday morning livestream team)
Below are some local and community based outreach ministries. Please choose any of these opportunities that interest you.
Backpack Blessings (providing food in backpacks for school children - weekly)
Harvest Hope Food Bank (pack boxes of food for local outreach)
Helping Hands (team who assists congregation and local community with small fix it-type jobs)
Interfaith Hospitality Network (transitional ministry for the homeless)
March Mission Madness (annual, one-day church-wide outreach to Greenville area)
Kairos Prison Ministry (ministry to the incarcerated in the Upstate area)
Triune Mercy Center (providing periodic meals for the homeless)
Below are some national and international outreach missions. Please choose any of these opportunities that interest you.
Angel Tree (providing Christmas gifts for children and families in upstate area)
ERT = Emergency Response Team (trained to assist with disaster relief and repair)
Mission Guatemala (Serving for a week with a team in Guatemala = Adult and youth trips)
Operation Christmas Child/Samaritan’s Purse (Christmas supplies for international children)
Salkehatchie (a week-long, summer, construction-type, youth service project)
What are some Discipleship/Growth opportunities that you have experienced in the past which you really enjoyed?
What kind of things are you looking for in a LifeGroup (small group)? (Rank the following in order of importance 1=most important, 4=not as important as the others)
1 (most imporant)
4 (not as important as the others)
Opportunity to meet new people, make friends, and find community
Opportunity to meet others in the same age/stage of life
Place where I can learn more about God and my role in the greater plan
Place where I can serve and make a difference in the church and our extended community
Please respond to each question below to help us help you find the best LifeGroup for you.
Do you need childcare?
Do you prefer a group that meets on Sunday mornings during one of the worship services?
If you prefer a group that meets on Sunday mornings, which service do you regularly prefer to attend?
9AM - Traditional Worship
10:30AM - Contemporary Worship
If you prefer a group that meets in the evenings during the week, which nights work best for your schedule?
If you prefer a group that meets in the daytime during the week, which days work best for your schedule?
Do you prefer a group that meets in a home or in the community (off campus)?
No, I prefer to be on campus.
Either is fine with me.
Would you be open to facilitating a LifeGroup and/or a service area at some point in the future?
Maybe (need more information)
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