Rabbi Michele Brand Medwin, M.A.H.L., O.D., D.Min.


PERSONAL SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT

1. Do you believe in God? 
a. yes      b.  no       c.  maybe     d. sometimes    e.  not sure     f.  all of these
2. ​If you consider yourself an atheist or an agnostic, describe the God don’t you believe in?
3. Were you taught that God rewards good people and punished bad people?
​a. yes      b.  no      c.  not sure     d. never gave it much thought
4. Do you question God’s existence when something bad happens, personally or in the world?
a.  yes      b.  no      c.  not sure     d. never gave it much thought
5. Do you believe there are other ways of understanding how God works in the world other than reward and punishment?
a.  yes      b.  no      c.  not sure     d. never gave it much thought
6. Was there a particular event or moment in your life that strengthened your belief in God?  Describe it.
​7. Was there a particular event or moment in your life that challenged your belief in God?  Describe it.
​8. Have you ever felt God’s presence?
a.  yes      b.  no       c.  maybe     d. sometimes    e.  not sure     f.  all of these
9. If you answered a., c., d., e., or f. to question 8, what was going on that gave you that feeling?
10. Do your feel you were put on earth for a purpose?
a.  yes      b.  no       c.  maybe     d. sometimes    e.  not sure     f.  all of these
11. Do you find it hard to talk about God to others?  If yes, what are your concerns or fears?
a.  I lack the vocabulary
b.  I am afraid they might think less of me
c.  I am not sure what my beliefs are
d.  God is confusing and doesn’t make sense
e.  other…………………

12. Do you pray?
a.  yes      b.  no       c.  maybe     d. sometimes    e.  not sure     f.  all of these
13. Which of the following describe how you pray (choose as many as apply)?
a.  Together with others in formal worship - following the prayers in the prayer book
b.  Together with others in formal worship - using my own words
c.  Personal prayers of request
d.  Personal prayers of thanksgiving
e.  Personal prayers for strength
​ f.  Other

​14. Why do you pray? What does praying do for you?  

Spiritual Assessment