Sep 29 2021


Eastern Time
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm



CHAT Coach Certification

In this online training, you will discover a powerful, strengths-based church health model and leave as a Certified CHAT Coach (CHAT stands for Church Health Assessment Tool). You will be trained in the Ten Traits of a Healthy Church which CHAT uses as a biblical, principle-based measurement grid in assessing the health of a local church. These Ten Traits blend together the Great Commandment (love God), the Second Great Commandment (love one another), and the Great Commission (evangelism & discipleship). You’ll also be educated in the full functional­ity of the CHAT Survey and how to customize its powerful, but user-friendly design in coaching/consulting with a church to make them as healthy and effective as they can be.

The Ten Traits of a Healthy Church are based upon the Baker Best-seller Becoming a Health Church which is in its 20th anniversary.


$149 for first registrant
$119/person for second and third registrants of the same organization

Registration Includes:

  • Certification in the “10 Traits of a Healthy Church”/CHAT Model
  • A certificate of completion emailed to you after the training
  • Ongoing access to LTI team members for questions and support
  • Bulk discounts on small group materials

*Note: Space is limited to 15 people and will be filled on first-come, first-serve basis.

Online via ZOOM

Wed, Sept. 29, 2021, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Eastern Time)

Steve Macchia
Rick Anderson


Rob StoreyDistrict Superintendent, MidAmerica District of the C&MA
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"As a new district superintendent tasked with oversight of 66 churches, I have been on the lookout for a church assessment tool since called to this new ministry. Grabbed one our lead pastors and the two of us attended the Colorado Springs CHAT training. I was impressed with the content and simplicity of the one-day training. Most impacting for me was the time allowed to ask questions and the opportunity to dialogue with the coaches, Rick and Steve. Our first church is preparing to begin the survey….can’t wait to walk with them through the results."
Dr. Tom HarrisExecutive Director, Interim Pastoral Ministries
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"Learning the basis and principles of the CHAT tool from the lips of Steve Macchia and Rick Anderson was highly profitable. I encourage any church health specialists to avail themselves of this training."
Tom FlandersNew England District, Christian and Ministry Alliance
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"The CHAT Coach Certification and the tool itself provide an invaluable foundation for reaching next- level effectiveness in the local church. CHAT opens a non-threatening conversation within the congregation and provides the right information to leadership as they determine a pathway forward. I have used it and recommend it highly!"
Dr. Chuck PullinsUnited Methodist Temple Beckley, WV
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"What a challenging and stimulating process of looking at the health of your congregation. We can never take the next step in fulfilling God's vision for the church until we can assess our current reality. CHAT equips leaders to enable their congregations to move off dead center and into God's future. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve God and affect the life of the church through my CHAT training."

Have any questions? Contact Chrissy Chang with Leadership Transformations, Inc (LTI).

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Steve Macchia

Founder & President

Steve is a graduate of Northwestern College (IA) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div. and D.Min.). His prior ministry includes serving on the pastoral staff at Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) and as president of Vision New England. Since July 1, 2003 Steve has served as founder and president of Leadership Transformations, director of the Pierce Center for Disciple-Building, and adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Ministry department at Gordon-Conwell. He is the author of sixteen books, including The Discerning Life (Zondervan Reflective),  Baker bestseller Becoming a Healthy Church, and Crafting a Rule of Life (IVP). He lives in the Boston area with his wife Ruth and is the proud father of two grown children, Rebekah and Nathan, daughter in-love Ashley, and papa to his beloved granddaughter, Brenna Lynn and twin grandsons, Aiden Joseph and Carson Stephen. “My soul comes alive singing the great hymns of the church and enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. I’m in awe of God for fulfilling the dream for LTI that he birthed in my heart, for the team he has assembled, and the transformational impact experienced in the leaders and teams we serve.

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Rick Anderson

Executive Vice President

Rick has a passion for spiritual formation and leadership development. He has completed the Selah Certificate Program in Spiritual Direction through LTI. He has also completed New Way Ministries’ School of Spiritual Direction and the Advanced School, both taught by Dr. Larry Crabb. Rick is a graduate of Biola University’s school of business. Prior to LTI, Rick served as the COO of the Christian Writers Guild and the Director of Finance & Operations at Trinity Law School. He currently serves as a board member for Peregrine Ministries and Beyond Survival. Rick and his wife, Lisa, live in Colorado Springs with their three boys: Cameron, Mitchell, and Jackson. Rick loves spending time with God in nature, laughing with friends and family, exploring new places, fixing things, watching movies, and taking in a strong Colorado thunderstorm. He also enjoys golf, international travel, and woodworking.  “It is such a joy to serve with the incredible people who make up this team and this amazing ministry of spiritual formation/soul care.

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