Congregation Assessment Questionaire
Congregation Assessment Questionnaire - Listening Leads to Understanding
A congregation assessment questionnaire, when used effectively and periodically, gives church leaders a solid, baseline
understanding of where their church is, and therefore, where it's headed. After all, how can you plan where you are going if you
don't know where you are?
Those church leaders who embrace the discipline of periodic and honest assessment typically value listening as a central piece of their leadership model. Those who resist assessment are typically not open to feedback and eventually pay the price for plowing ahead without a clear view of reality. What's the bottom line? Accurate information is the foundation of solid decision-making. It's that simple.
Congregation Assessment Questionnaire — The Benefits of Soliciting Feedback
Using a congregation assessment questionnaire will typically provide you with the following results:
- 1. Clarity As a leader you know that decisions are more easily made in a context of clarity. The difficulty in decision-making comes when we rely on a gut feeling or anecdotal feedback rather than a fully informed perspective. A congregation assessment questionnaire will cut through the fog and help you understand what the issues are.
- 2. Objectivity Critics often have the loudest voices. The use of an anonymous questionnaire levels the playing field, gives you feedback across the board, and provides clear insight into where your attention is needed the most. Using an outside congregation assessment questionnaire can provide third-party objectivity that prevents any particular bias from influencing the results.
- 3. Measurability Progress can be difficult to gauge without some quantifiable categories that you can compare from year to year. A good congregation assessment questionnaire will provide that framework for you, particularly when coupled an easy to read report.
- 4. Unity As an added benefit, engaging in a congregation assessment questionnaire communicates that you value your people. Members of the church family will appreciate knowing that their feedback is important and necessary in order for the church to grow in healthy, life-transforming ways.
Look for a web-based tool where the participants fill out the church survey over the Internet. That will save you any tabulation work.
Executive Vice President
Christianity Today International, IL
"Steve Macchia is at it again. His burning passion to see churches achieve maximum health has taken the next step. CHAT (Church Health Assessment Tool) provides churches with an easy-to-use look at themselves that could move many congregations toward the health that Steve (and, more importantly, the Spirit) envisions."
New Way Ministries, CO
"Without a doubt, one of the greatest needs of a large number of churches in America is to become more healthy. Leadership Transformations' new CHAT survey should be a great help to all who use it. It is a joy to recommend it to you!"
The Mission America Coalition, CA
Steven A. Macchia
Founder and President