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2.) YRATTND: How many years have you been attending this Vineyard fellowship?
3.) RELIG: Most of us have a religious or denominational affiliation we grew up with.
6.) BORNAGN: Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience?
8.) ASSCNVT: Did your conversion to Christianity result from association with Vineyard members?
11.) LOCALE: Before coming to The Vineyard, the last non-Vineyard church you attended regularly? Location
14.) NEVATTND: Please check here if you have never attended another church regularly.
15.) PREVSAC: Willing to sacrifice everythg for Christ . . . seemed reluctant to make sacrifices for their beliefs
16.) PREVLEAD: Willing to follow leaders w/o question - seemed reluctant to accept the instruction of the leaders
17.) PREVWIT: Seemed driven by desire to win others to Christ -seemed reluctant to share beliefs w/ non-Christians
18.) PREVTRTH: Religious beliefs are "the truth" all others are in error - no one religion has all of "the truth"
19.) PREVCNFT: Willing to confront fellow Christians -none of their business how fellow Christians live their lives
20.) PREVOPEN: Annoyed by people w/ diff rel view -appreciate the religious views of people who believe differently
21.) EMBIBLE: Prior church attended opinions -- Personal Bible study
22.) EMPRAY: Prior church attended opinions -- Personal prayer life
23.) EMWITNES: Prior church attended opinions -- Winning others to Christ
24.) EMDOLLAR: Prior church attended opinions -- Giving financially to the church
25.) EMHOLYSP: Prior church attended opinions - -- Gifts of the Holy Spirit
26.) EMAVOID: Prior church attended opinions -- Giving up close relationships with non-Christians
27.) EMEXCLUS: Prior church attended opinions -- Christianity as the only way to heaven
28.) EMOTHERS: Prior church attended opinions -- Looking after the spiritual well being of other Christians
29.) EMFELLOW: Prior church attended opinions -- Christian fellowship
30.) EMWORSHP: Prior church attended opinions -- Inspirational worship service
31.) EMCOMMIT: Prior church attended opinions -- having a personal commitment to Christ
32.) EMTV: Prior church attended opinions -- Discretion in what is read or watched on T.V./movies
33.) EMWORLD: Prior church attended opinions -- Being in but not of the world
34.) EMALCOHL: Prior church attended opinions -- Giving up alcohol or smoking
35.) EMCHALNG: Prior church attended opinions -- Challenging believers to be better servants for Christ
36.) EMSACRFC: Prior church attended opinions -- Sacrificing everything for Jesus
37.) EMOPEN: Prior church attended opinions -- Being open-minded concerning the religious beliefs of others
38.) EMDISTNT: Prior church attended opinions -- Living a life distinct from non-Christians
39.) EMOBED: Prior church attended opinions -- Being obedient to God's will
40.) EMACTION: Prior church attended opinions -- Believers acting in a Christ-like manner
41.) STPRAY: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Personal prayer life
42.) STBIBLE: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. -- Personal Bible study
43.) STWITNES: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. Sharing your faith with non- believers
44.) STINVOLV: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard.- Involvement in church activities
45.) STDOLLAR: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard.-- Giving money to the church
46.) STPOOR: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard.Donating time or money to help poor/needy
47.) STDISTNT: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. Living life distinct from non-Christians
48.) STOBED: Strength of being a Christian since coming to The Vineyard. Obedience to God's will
50.) SWPREACH: My previous church -- Did not do an effective enough job of preaching the Gospel to the followers
51.) SWFELLOW: My previous church -- Was not meeting my fellowship needs
52.) SWCHRCHY: My previous church -- Seemed to formal or "churchy"
53.) SWWITNES: My previous church -- Did not stress enough winning others to Christ
54.) SWUNXIST: My previous church -- Put up with too much un-Christian behavior
55.) SWWORSHP: My previous church -- Did not stress enough an inspirational service
56.) SWCHALNG: My previous church -- Did not challenge me in my faith enough
57.) SWWEAK: My previous church -- Seemed somewhat uncertain about what it believed
58.) SWPRIOR: My previous church -- Had different priorities from what I felt were important
59.) SWOPEN: My previous church -- Was too open-minded concerning other religious beliefs
60.) SWOTHER: Were there other important considerations in your decision to change churches?
62.) VINESAC: Willing-- or seemed reluctant to make sacrifices for their beliefs
63.) VINELEAD: Willing-- or unwilling to follow church leaders without question-
64.) VINEWIT: Desire to win others to Christ . . . seemed reluctant to share their beliefs with non-Christians
65.) VINETRTH: Does or doesn't have all of "the truth"
66.) VINECNFT: Confront or not confront fellow Christians not living in a Christ-like manner
67.) VINEOPEN: Seemed annoyed or appreciative of religious views of people who believe differently than they do
68.) NEARGOD: How close do you feel to God most of the time?
69.) PRIORITY: Which following actions should be the top priority for Christians? (Please circle only one)
70.) SHAVOID: As Christians, we should avoid close friendships with non-Christians.
71.) SHACCEPT: As Christians, we should accept the validity of other religious teaching.
72.) SHLEADER: As Christians, we should be willing to do whatever our pastors ask of us.
73.) SHWITNES: As Christians, we are duty-bound to try and convert non-believers.
74.) SHWORLD: There is no reason Christians should try to separate themselves from the world.
75.) SHSACRFC: As Christians, we are commanded to sacrifice everything for Jesus.
76.) SHCNFT: As Christians, we should confront friends who do not act in a Christ-like manner.
77.) SHHOWLIV: It is not the job of the church to tell Christians how to live their lives.
78.) SHDEMAND: The church has every right to demand that Christians be totally committed to Christ.
79.) ATTEND: How often do you attend church services?
80.) ATTENDOT: How often attend related activities such as devotionals, prayer meetings, Bible studies, etc?
81.) WITNESS: How often do you try to encourage someone to accept Jesus Christ?
82.) SACPOS: I would be willing to give up everything for my Christian faith.
83.) FELOWNEG: Other than at church, I generally do not spend time with people from The Vineyard.
84.) FELOWPOS: The people at my church are a family to me.
85.) LEADERS: I trust the Pastors of The Vineyard and am willing to do whatever they ask of me.
86.) TRTHNEG: There is no reason to believe I have more religious answers than anyone else.
87.) CNFTNEG: It's none of my business whether my Christian friends act in a Christ-like manner.
88.) TRTHPOS: I believe that anyone who does not accept Christ as Savior will not go to heaven.
89.) WITNEG: I am hesitant to share my Christian convictions with non-believers.
90.) WITPOS: My heart aches for people who have not accepted Christ as Savior.
91.) VINEMOV: I feel a personal responsibility in the success of The Vineyard church.
92.) AVOID: I generally try and avoid close friendships with non-Christians.
93.) SACNEG: As a Christian, I do not feel compelled to sacrifice worldly rewards.
94.) CNFTPOS: When my Christian friends do not act in a Christ-like manner I confront them.
95.) BIBLE: Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your feelings about the Bible?
96.) TONGUES: I have spoken to God in tongues.
97.) ANSPRAY: There are times when I know God has answered my prayers.
98.) HOLYSP: I can feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life.
99.) HEAL: I personally know of times when God has healed someone who is seriously ill.
100.) DEVIL: I believe the devil actually exists.
101.) DIVINITY: Jesus is the divine Son of God and I have no doubts about it.
103.) FRIENDS: How many closest friends attend church at the same Vineyard you attend?
104.) SEX: Your sex?
106.) MARITAL: Your marital status?
107.) CHILDREN: How many children do you have, if any? (Please circle the appropriate number)
110.) SICK: Past 5 yrs, Have you been patient in a hospital, mental hospital, convalescent home or nursing home?
111.) DEATH: Since the time you were 16, how many of your closest relatives have died?
112.) WORKING: Your occupational status?
113.) SOCCLASS: If you were asked to use one of four names for your social class?
117.) I-MARITAL: Your marital status? (For use with on-line analysis)
118.) I-EDUC: What is the highest level of education you have completed? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
119.) I-INCOME: Family income from all sources fall before taxes in 1986? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)
120.) I-AGE: Your age at last birthday? (Recoded for use with on-line analysis)