In the first year or two when a person knows Jesus there may be tremendous growth, but then comes a plateau. Multiple factors may contribute to this plateau, but one significant factor is that people often lack intentionality about how to pursue their own discipleship. The Discipleship 360° Assessment 2.0 allows a disciple to explore the health of his or her discipleship, in areas of strength and where growth is needed to pursue a Gospel-saturated life.
The assessment will provide vitality as a disciple through personal experience and the observations of close community, which can stimulate deeper conversations and personal accountability. The results allow the participant to develop a strategy for growth in the areas most needed for greater spiritual maturity.
The assessment consists of seventy items in which disciples are asked whether they strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree or disagree, agree, or strongly agree. An example statement would be, “The individual sacrificially serves others with his or her time.” Disciples would then have between four to eight other people take the assessment on their behalf. There is space at the end for written comments from those who take the survey.
The result is a tool that measures the relative health of a disciple in eight core qualities and twenty associated characteristics of discipleship. This survey was intended to evaluate Christians who have identified themselves as believers for more than a year.