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What is your model of the church?

Posted by on Dec 19, 2006 in definition | 8 comments

Here is an interesting online quiz: What is your model of the church?

Here are my results… which are kinda interesting…

You scored as Sacrament model. Your model of the church is Sacrament. The church is the effective sign of the revelation that is the person of Jesus Christ. Christians are transformed by Christ and then become a beacon of Christ wherever they go. This model has a remarkable capacity for integrating other models of the church.

Sacrament model

61%

Herald Model

50%

Servant Model

39%

Mystical Communion Model

17%

Institutional Model

6%

What is your model of the church? [Dulles]
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  1. 12-19-2006

    Man, you kicked my butt on institutional model!

    Herald Model – 67%
    Mystical Communion Model – 61%
    Sacrament model – 56%
    Servant Model – 22%
    Institutional Model – 17%

    Lew

  2. 12-19-2006

    Herald Model:61%
    Sacrament model:50%
    Mystical Communion Model: 39%
    Servant Model: 33%
    Institutional Model: 0%

  3. 12-19-2006

    You scored as Herald Model.

    Your model of the church is Herald. The organization of the church is much less important than the urgency of announcing the Good News of salvation to all the world. The Holy Spirit moves the individual to belief in Jesus Christ and to do the will of the Father by sharing this message with others. As with other models, the narrowness of this model could be supplemented by drawing on other models.

    Herald Model – 78%
    Mystical Communion Model – 33%
    Sacramental model – 33%
    Servant Model – 33%
    Institutional Model – 6%

  4. 12-19-2006

    Herald Model – 61%
    Mystical Communion Model – 45%
    Sacramental model – 44%
    Servant Model – 39%
    Institutional Model – 17%

    Some of the questions were hard to answer. They were partially true or even not the whole truth.

  5. 12-19-2006

    You scored as Servant Model.

    Your model of the church is Servant. The mission of the church is to serve others, to challenge unjust structures, and to live the preferential option for the poor. This model could be complemented by other models that focus more on the unique person of Jesus Christ.

    Servant Model – 56%
    Herald Model – 56%
    Mystical Communion Model – 50%
    Sacrament model – 39%
    Institutional Model – 6%

    I’m not exactly sure what this all means, but I’m definitely not surprised to see the Institutional Model bite the dust in my results!!

    steve :)

  6. 12-20-2006

    You scored as Sacrament model. Your model of the church is Sacrament. The church is the effective sign of the revelation that is the person of Jesus Christ. Christians are transformed by Christ and then become a beacon of Christ wherever they go. This model has a remarkable capacity for integrating other models of the church

    Sacrament model 61%
    Herald Model 56%
    Mystical Communion Model 56%
    Servant Model 44%
    Institutional Model 22%

    There were very few of the questions, due to the wording, with which I completely agreed or disagreed. For almost everything, I would need to add in a caveat or two. But, it was interesting, nonetheless.

  7. 12-20-2006

    David,

    I’m glad to see that there are at least two of us that are right on this issue… Sacramental model rules!

    Seriously, I read the “definition” of all of the models. Apart from the Institutional model, I agree with all of the other models.

    -Alan

  8. 12-22-2006

    You scored as Sacrament model.

    Your model of the church is Sacrament. The church is the effective sign of the revelation that is the person of Jesus Christ. Christians are transformed by Christ and then become a beacon of Christ wherever they go. This model has a remarkable capacity for integrating other models of the church.

    Sacrament model 72%
    Herald Model 67%
    Servant Model 56%
    Mystical Communion Model 50%
    Institutional Model 28%

    Thought I would join in the fun. This was interesting.