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Welcome to the Orthodoxy Research Project Questionnaire.

I am Brian Curnutt, and my research question for my Ph.D. dissertation is attempting to explain why there has been a significant increase of conversions of people from Protestant churches to the Orthodox Church in recent years. If you have any questions about the survey, please don't hesitate to email me at brian.curnutt@trinitysem.edu or contact my advisor, Dr. James Chatham II at jchatham@trinitysem.edu.

Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. This confidential questionnaire should take about 20 minutes or so to complete, your mileage may vary.
 
 
 
* Within the past week, have you had any serious challenge to your faith, disagreement over the Orthodox Church or difficult conversation with protestant friends?
 
Yes
 
No

 
 
 
* What is your gender?
 
Male
 
Female

 
 
 
* What is your age range?
 
 
 

Before converting to Orthodoxy, what denomination was the church you attended?

 
 
 
My religious upbringing most closely resembled:
 
My parents were active in church and we attended regularly
 
We attended church occasionally
 
My parents were not interested in church and it was not part of our family life

 
 
 

How often did you attend events (services, small groups, etc.)prior to your conversion?

 
Several times a week
 
2-3 times a month
 
Once a month or less
 
Christmas and Easter
 
Not at all

 
 
 

As a protestant, did you consider yourself:

 
An active, evangelical member of the church
 
A moderately involved member
 
A nominal or fringe member
 
An attender
 
A member in name only
 
An active member of the church

 
 
 

Prior to your conversion, did you hold any office of the church or a position of leadership?

 
Yes
 
No
 
If yes, what was the office or position?
 

 
 
 
Why did you convert to the Orthodox Church?
   
 
 
 
What theological or doctrinal reasons did you have for making this change?
   
 
 
 
What cultural reasons did you have for making this change?
   
 
 
 
In what ways has your conversion to the Orthodox Church changed or impacted your life in general?
   
 
 
 
In what ways has your conversion to the Orthodox Church changed or impacted your spiritual life?
   
 
 
 
Did your conversion to the Orthodox Church accomplish the goal you had at the time of conversion?
   
 
 
 
Please describe that goal:
   
 
 
 
Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your  conversion experience or your experience as a former protestant in the Orthodox Church?
   
 
 
If you wish to be contacted by the investigator of this study for an interview, please add your contact information:
First Name : 
Last Name : 
Phone : 
Email Address : 
 
 
 

Thank you for participating in the Orthodoxy Research Project. If you have any questions about the study, please contact the investigator, Brian Curnutt, at brian.curnutt@trinitysem.edu or  Dr. James Chatham II, (advisor for this project at Trinity Theological Seminary) at jchatham@trinitysem.edu



 



Anonymized results of the research will be available on www.OrthodoxyResearchProject.org when the study is complete.


 
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