Leadership Study for the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA)



  1. PART A - INSTRUCTIONS

    You are invited to participate in a research study of leadership in the C&MA. Please read this form before agreeing to be in the study.

    This study is being conducted by Todd Johnson, who is a member of Christ Community Church in Rochester, MN, and is enrolled in a doctorate program at Metropolitan State University. My faculty advisor for this project is Dr. Timothy Delmont.

    PURPOSE OF STUDY:

    I am conducting a study that examines the attitudes and practices of leadership in American evangelical churches, specifically the C&MA denomination. You were selected as a participant because you are involved in leadership roles either in a church or for the denomination. I hope that the results of this study may be used to influence the professional development of pastors and other leaders in C&MA churches.

    PROCEDURES:

    If you agree to be in this study, simply proceed to the survey below, it should take no more than 10-15 minutes of your time. When you are finished, please click “submit” to ensure your results are included in this study.

    VOLUNTARY NATURE OF THIS STUDY:

    Participation in this study is voluntary. Your decision whether or not to participate will not affect your current or future relations with Metropolitan State University or with the C&MA. If you decide to participate, you are free to not answer any question or withdraw at any time without affecting those relationships.

    CONFIDENTIALITY:

    All records of this study will be kept private. I will not include any information that will make it possible to identify you in any paper or presentation I make based on this research. Research records will be stored securely in servers associated with the company administering the survey. Only I and my adviser will have access to the records. All data and the study itself will be secured in a locked facility at Metropolitan State University with access only permitted to myself and my dissertation adviser.

    CONTACTS AND QUESTIONS:

    You may ask any questions you have by emailing me at toddjohnson1711@gmail.com. Alternatively, you can contact me by cell phone at 507-319-0481. You may also contact my faculty advisor Tim Delmont at 612-659-7248. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this study and would like to talk to someone other than the researcher(s), you are encouraged to contact the Metropolitan State University’s Human Subjects Review Board at 651-793-1920 or hsrb@lists.metrostate.edu.

    STATEMENT OF CONSENT:

    By clicking “I Agree”, you indicate that you have read the above information and/or have had it explained to you. You have been given the opportunity to ask questions and have had them answered to your satisfaction. You agree to participate in the described research.

    The results of this study will be made available to C&MA staff, and distributed to you at your request. Email the office of the President for an analysis of the results.

    I Agree
    I do not agree


  1. PART B: Questions about Servant Leadership Behaviors/Attitudes

    Please answer all of the questions and indicate how well each of the following statements describe you using the scale below:

    1=Not at All
    2=Once in a While
    3= Sometimes
    4= Fairly Often
    5= Frequently and/or Always

    2. I put others' interests ahead of my own
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I do everything I can to serve others
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am someone that others will turn to if they have a personal trauma
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am alert to what's happening around me
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I offer compelling reasons to get others to do things
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I encourage others to dream "big dreams" about the organization
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am good at anticipating the consequences of decisions
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am good at helping others with their emotional issues
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I have great awareness of what is going on
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am very persuasive
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I believe that the organization needs to play a moral role in society
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am talented at helping others heal emotionally
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am in touch with what is going on around me
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am good at convincing others to do things
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I believe that our organization needs to function as a community
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I sacrifice my own interests to meet others' needs
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I can help others mend their hard feelings
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am gifted when it comes to persuading others
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I see the organization for its potential to contribute to society
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I encourage others to have a community spirit in the workplace
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I go above and beyond the call of duty to meet others' needs
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I know what is going to happen
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. I am preparing the organization to make a positive difference in the future
     
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Not at All  Frequently/And Or Always


  1. PART C - Questions About Social Justice

    For the purposes of this portion of the survey, social justice in the church is defined as follows:

    “Social justice includes giving all human beings their due as creations of God. It involves the righting of wrongs, generosity, and concern for the general wellbeing of the vulnerable and poor. Doing social justice consists of a broad range of activities, from simple fair and honest dealings with people in daily life, to regular and generous giving of time, talent, and treasure to alleviate injustice, violence, and oppression.”

    For this next section, please answer all of the questions. Please indicate how well each of the following statements describe you. Please answer each item with the following NEW RATING scale as defined below:

    1=Disagree strongly
    2 = Disagree Moderate
    3 = Disagree Slight
    4 =Neutral
    5 = Agree Slightly
    6 = Agree Moderate
    7 = Agree Strongly

    26:

    I believe that it is important to make sure that all individuals and groups have a chance to speak and be heard, especially those from traditionally ignored or marginalized groups

     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to allow individuals and groups to define and describe their problems, experiences and goals in their own terms
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to talk to others about societal systems of power, privilege, and oppression
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to try to change larger social conditions that cause individual suffering and impede well-being
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to help individuals and groups to pursue their chosen goals in life
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to promote the physical and emotional well-being of individuals and groups
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to respect and appreciate people’s diverse social identities.
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to allow others to have meaningful input into decisions affecting their lives
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to support community organizations and institutions that help individuals and groups achieve their aims
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to promote fair and equitable allocation of bargaining powers, obligations, and resources in our society
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I believe that it is important to act for social justice
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I am confident that I can have a positive impact on others’ lives
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I am certain that I possess an ability to work with individuals and groups in ways that are empowering
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. If I choose to do so, I am capable of influencing others to promote fairness and equality
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I feel confident in my ability to talk to others about social injustices and the impact of social conditions on health and well-being
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I am certain that if I try, I can have a positive impact on my community
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. Other people around me are engaged in activities that address social injustices
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. Other people around me feel that it is important to engage in dialogue around social injustices
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. Other people around me are supportive of efforts that promote social justice
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. Other people around me are aware of issues of social injustices and power inequalities in our society
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. In the future, I will do my best to ensure that all individuals and groups have a chance to speak and be heard
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. In the future, I intend to talk with others about social power inequalities, social injustices, and the impact of social forces on health and well-being
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. In the future, I intend to engage in activities that will promote social justice
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. In the future, I intend to work collaboratively with others so that they can define their own problems and build their own capacity to solve problems
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I have intentionally included people in my life from different social economic backgrounds than my own.
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I have a concern about the personal futures of people with fewer opportunities than people like me
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I actively consider foster care or adoption of a child (Answer strongly agree if you already have adopted or taken part in foster care)
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. Concerning my church funding model (the ministries and activities my church funds with revenue given to the church), I have ensured that funding includes ministries that do more than just “tell the Gospel”, but rather include social justice protections or themes
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. I have defined Christian obedience to include themes connected to social justice in teaching and/or preaching contexts
     
      1 2 3 4 5 6 7  
    Disagree Strongly  Agree Strongly


  1. PART D - Information About Yourself

    Please answer the following questions to the best of your ability.

    My church actively partners with non-profit organizations and/or other ministries to promote social justice activities.
    Yes
    No


  1. What is your gender?
    Male
    Female


  1. What is your position wihtin the C&MA?
    Senior Pastor
    Associate Pastor
    Lay Leader
    Decon/Elder
    Missionary
    District, National, or International Position within the C&MA


  1. What best describes your education?
    High school
    Some college
    Associates/Technical degree
    Bachelor
    Master of Divinity
    Masters in field outside of religious studies
    Doctorate in ministry related studies
    Doctorate in field outside religious studies


  1. What is your age?


  1. What percentage of your overall church budget is spent on social justice related activities?


  1. What is the average weekly attendance during weekend services at your church?


  1. What social justice activities do you personally take part in (List those activities that took place in 2012)

    “Social justice includes giving all human beings their due as creations of God. It involves the righting of wrongs, generosity, and concern for the general wellbeing of the vulnerable and poor. Doing social justice consists of a broad range of activities, from simple fair and honest dealings with people in daily life, to regular and generous giving of time, talent, and treasure to alleviate injustice, violence, and oppression.”


  1. What activities does your church take part in that promote social justice?

    “Social justice includes giving all human beings their due as creations of God. It involves the righting of wrongs, generosity, and concern for the general wellbeing of the vulnerable and poor. Doing social justice consists of a broad range of activities, from simple fair and honest dealings with people in daily life, to regular and generous giving of time, talent, and treasure to alleviate injustice, violence, and oppression.”


  1. Thank you for participating in this survey. Your time is greatly appreciated. Please click "Submit Answers" to record your results.