Wellbeing – Self Risk Assessment

Circle the best answer

1. I spend enjoyable, uplifting time with friends. 

Frequently 1 2 3 4 5 What friends? 

2. I study the Bible for my own enrichment and refreshment. 

Often 1 2 3 4 5 Seldom 

3. I feel exhausted. 

Rarely 1 2 3 4 5 Usually 

4. I can list several people I can count on for encouragement or emotional support. Easily 1 2 3 4 5 Not 

5. In the last year my relationship with God has been dynamic, fulfilling, and intimate. Definitely 1 2 3 4 5 Not really 

6. I have been frustrated, angry, or irritated. 

Rarely 1 2 3 4 5 Too often 

7. I spend time with people who challenge me and ask me the hard questions. Regularly 1 2 3 4 5 Seldom or never 

8. I talk to God about my feelings, desires, and concerns. 

Constantly 1 2 3 4 5 Rarely 

9. I take time to enjoy at least one hobby or activity not related to work. Often 1 2 3 4 5 Seldom 

10. I am pleased with the level of communication I have with my family and friends. Very pleased 1 2 3 4 5 What communication? 

11. I take time just to be still in God’s presence. 

Frequently 1 2 3 4 5 Rarely 

12. I feel I am “running on empty” and have no more to give. 

Hardly ever 1 2 3 4 5 Usually 

13. I spend time with friends with whom I can be totally honest. 

Regularly 1 2 3 4 5 Not totally 

14. I look forward to sharing with others the new things God is teaching me. Often 1 2 3 4 5 Seldom 

15. I regularly take time away from work for rest and enjoyment – at least a day each week and two weeks each year. 

Always 1 2 3 4 5 Rarely

Scores

Condition 1- Isolation (Lack of Connection) 

Add the scores for questions: 1 _____ 4 _____ 7 _____ 10 _____ 13 _____ 

Total _____ 

Condition 2- Spiritual Drought (Lack of Vitality) 

Add the scores for questions: 2 _____ 5 _____ 8 _____ 11 _____ 14 _____ 

Total _____ 

Condition 3- Fatigue (Lack of Balance) 

Add the scores for questions: 3 _____ 6 _____ 9 _____ 12 _____ 15 _____ 

Total _____ 

Score Sheet

5 – 10 You seem to be on the right track. Don’t let your guard down. 

11 – 17 You may be moving into the grey zone. Think of ways to improve weak areas.

18 – 25 You could be putting yourself in danger. Immediate action is called for. 

When Christian workers are in a condition of Isolation, Spiritual Drought, or Fatigue, they are at much greater risk of moral failure (pornography, immorality, inappropriate relationships, addictions), ethical failure (dishonesty, secret life, conflict and bitterness), and uselessness (ineffective ministry, burnout). When score is high on two or all three of these conditions, the risk of failure is greatly compounded. 

Use questions with a high score as a guide in developing your action plan for improvement.  Concentrate on one or two items at a time as you safeguard (or restore) long-term joy and effectiveness in your life and ministry.

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