About the Inventory

The Growing Disciples Inventory (GDI) is a curriculum-aligned self-assessment designed to facilitate Christian spiritual growth through Christian education in home, church, and school settings.

The  GDI is aligned to the Growing Fruitful Disciples Framework, developed as a collaborative initiative by the Ministries Committee of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the Discpleship and Religious Education Department in the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, and the Department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum in the School of Education at Andrews University.   Kathleen Beagles, Glynis Bradfield, Larry Burton, Monica Desir, and Jane Thayer served as the curriculum development team.

For more information about the educational design research validating this self-assessment in a three-continent study of adolescents attending Seventh-day Adventist secondary schools, contact Glynis Bradfield. Child, youth, and adult online versions provide an instant report to facilitate reflection and action.  Paper formats are available but note that self-scoring takes time and can distract from spiritual growth reflection.  

Rest assured that your responses are always private (see Privacy Statement below).  Note that completing this self-assessment online means you give permission for your responses to be included anonymously in research to build understanding of lifelong Christian spiritual growth, and to develop and improve new versions of the GDI.

Privacy Statement

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Your privacy will be guarded in the following ways:

  1. Access to the Growing Fruitful Disciples Inventory is limited to those who create their own username and password. 
  2. Individual reports are stored securely. Results can only be viewed by the individual entering their unique username and password.

What information is collected?

  1. For the purpose of continuing research, background information is requested when individual accounts are set up. This includes gender, age, country of citizenship, and religious affiliation. This data is stored confidentially and reported anonymously.
  2. Individuals have the option to enter a first name, nick name or other personally meaningful title for their report. Access to the report is limited to the individual who alone knows the meaning of the title entered.
  3. In order to provide help with lost/forgotten passwords, an email address is stored during the registration process online. This is not used for any other purpose, and is not linked to the Inventory responses available anonymously to the research team.