How Traditional/contemporary Is Your Church?

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Church Quizzes & Trivia

Take this quiz to find out how traditional or contemporary your church is.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If someone attended your church without a bulletin...
    • A. 

      They would be completely lost.

    • B. 

      They would often be uncomfortable.

    • C. 

      They would sometimes be uncomfortable.

    • D. 

      They would have very little trouble.

    • E. 

      They would have no trouble at all.

  • 2. 
    Themes and topics of study are decided by....
    • A. 

      The denominations published liturgy only.

    • B. 

      The pastor's interpretation of the published liturgy.

    • C. 

      A combination of the church liturgy and local input.

    • D. 

      Our pastor's vision influenced by liturgical season.

    • E. 

      The vision of the pastor and church leadership only.

  • 3. 
    When children perform special music in your service....
    • A. 

      We don't have children to perform.

    • B. 

      We don't clap for them. It's irreverent.

    • C. 

      We clap, but very reluctantly.

    • D. 

      We hesitate a little, but usually clap.

    • E. 

      We clap enthusiastically every time.

  • 4. 
    Prayers offered during your service are...
    • A. 

      Always written down.

    • B. 

      Are sometimes written down.

    • C. 

      Are a combination of written and spontaneous.

    • D. 

      Are usually spontaneous.

    • E. 

      Are always spontaneous.

  • 5. 
    Congregational singing uses...
    • A. 

      An official hymnal over ten years old.

    • B. 

      An official hymnal purchased recently.

    • C. 

      A combination of hymns, praise and worship choruses.

    • D. 

      Mostly modern praise and worship, with occasional hymns.

    • E. 

      Contemporary praise on worship music only, except for holidays.

  • 6. 
    The use of instruments in your church...
    • A. 

      Is limited to the piano and organ.

    • B. 

      Includes organ, piano, and occasional classical orchestral instruments.

    • C. 

      Includes all of the above as well as light electronic instruments and drums

    • D. 

      Centers around a rock rhythm section.

    • E. 

      Is strongly centered around a cutting-edge rock band.

  • 7. 
    As far as multimedia is concerned...
    • A. 

      We don't use it. Maybe there is a flannel board in Sunday School.

    • B. 

      We use it occasionally.

    • C. 

      We use it often to project lyrics and announcements.

    • D. 

      We often project lyrics, announcements, powerpoint presentations, and film clips.

    • E. 

      We constantly use it before, during, and after the service.

  • 8. 
    When it comes to the Bible...
    • A. 

      You only need it at church if you are the Pastor or a Sunday School teacher.

    • B. 

      We provide the King James translation in the pews.

    • C. 

      We provide a contemporary translation in the pews.

    • D. 

      We provide a contemporary translation in the pews and project the scripture.

    • E. 

      We provide a contemporary translation and project the scripture, but people usually bring their own bibles.

  • 9. 
    Drama in your church...
    • A. 

      Is inappropriate.

    • B. 

      An occasional Sunday School Christmas pageant is tolerated.

    • C. 

      A few children's programs a year are encouraged.

    • D. 

      People of all ages get involved in drama a few times a year.

    • E. 

      There is an official drama team that performs regularly.

  • 10. 
    Your church views the Holy Spirit...
    • A. 

      As being active during New Testament times, but not now.

    • B. 

      As providing occasional comfort and direction to His people.

    • C. 

      As often providing comfort and direction to His people.

    • D. 

      As playing a constant, active role in the lives of all believers.

    • E. 

      Provides obvious manifestations in believers as proof of spiritual rebirth.