THE CHURCH SURVEY!
Thank you for participating in this important survey.
You MUST fill out your church denomination and country for the survey
to be valid!
Your Church Denomination
Please check all statements below that apply to your church!
group is focused on a living leader to whom members seem to display zealous,
group's primary focus is bringing in new members.
group is focused on money issues.
doubt, and dissent are discouraged.
techniques are used to suppress doubts about the group and its leaders.
leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think,
act, and feel .
group claims a special, exalted or anointed status for itself, its leaders,
group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality.
group's leader is not accountable to any particular authority structure.
group teaches or implies that the ends justify the means.
leadership tends to use guilt trips on members in order to control them.
subservience to the group causes them to cut ties with family and friends,
and to give up personal goals and activities that were of interest before
joining the group.
are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group.
are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group
you feel that no matter how hard you try, the good deeds you perform for
your group are never quite enough? As a result of this do you often feel
plagued with feelings of guilt?
are you motivated by? Is it genuine love for God and the group etc. or
is it fear of not meeting the desired standards?
reading any literature critical of the group discouraged?
everyone in your groups dress, act, and talk more or less the same?
everyone in the group believe exactly the same things the group leaders
tell them to believe? Is there no room for individual belief, or opinion
even in minor areas?
the group wear two faces? Does it attempt to present itself to potential
converts and the public as a group of people who are like one large happy
family when, in actuality, many members feel unfulfilled and emotionally
you attempted to or been encouraged to disable your own God given critical
thinking abilities by shelving various doubts about the group or groupís
those in the group who do not conform to the requirements of the movementís
teaching treated with suspicion, as if they are second-class members?
the group tend to withhold certain information from the potential convert?
Are the more unusual doctrines of the group not discussed until an individual
is more deeply involved in the movement?
you feel fearful of leaving the group?
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