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The Transforming Church Insight (TCI) assessment tool has been a helpful learning tool for many different kinds of congregations. The tool has proven helpful because it focuses on topics often not...

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The Church Assessment Tool (CAT), created by {{Holy Cow Consulting | https://holycowconsulting.com/}}, helps those seeking accurate data in preparation for one or more of the following: pastoral...

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This short article is directed to any congregation with outreach or community ministries, advocating for careful program evaluation to build on success, avoid repeating mistakes, and improve...

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This brief article advocates for ministry and program evaluation and overcoming discomfort with evaluation to include it in intentional and effective ways. It begins by noting that evaluation...

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This book targets small nonprofits and will be useful to any congregation seeking to evaluate particular programs or ministries in a systematic way. Beginning with some definitions of evaluation...

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This book seeks to move congregations from traditional 20th century business-type personnel evaluations (summative) toward evaluations that are both more formative and forward-looking. Written by...

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This book brings the process of formal and systemic program and project evaluation into congregations and religious organizations. It includes numerous examples from congregational and...

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This short book by a judicatory executive draws on experience with ineffective or hurtful congregational evaluations of pastors and offers a different model. McMahill suggests that rather than a...

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Most denominations and congregations provide for a committee responsible for clergy support and evaluation. Both pastors and these committees often have misgivings about the clergy review processes...

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A free online staff development and evaluation tool, developed by LifeChurch.tv. This tool aims to support a church staff in developing goals and addressing individual growth as well as conducting...

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Ferguson takes the guesswork out of how to begin and implement the task of evaluation and curriculum development by offering step-by-step processes. Her experience as a certified Christian educator...

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Robert Schnase, United Methodist Bishop of Missouri, presents five congregational practices which inform congregational health and vitality. These include: radical hospitality, passionate worship,...

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“Evaluation” is not such a bad word. It is about making a judgment about the value of something. To make such a value judgment, you need to be in learning mode. Curiosity will serve you well. In...

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Based in Milwaukee and affiliated with the United States Catholic Conference, the Parish Evaluation Project, is an experienced consulting organization, serving Catholic parishes and organizations...

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There are four areas of congregational life that determine the strength or weakness of its outreach to older adults, according Building Church Leaders. This simple self-assessment tool helps...

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Group Publishing has a history of providing the Christian community with practical and user-friendly resources. Go the Distance, one of a three book series on working with volunteers and...

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Around the planning tables in many congregations, leaders continue to search for a magic bullet for growth, often in the exhausted areas of marketing or technology. New York Times best-selling...

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Yes, this book has some age on it. It was published in 1998. It is still readily available. And the book provides a comprehensive list of assessment questions for a congregation to consider. The...

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The CHAT Church survey has been used by many different kinds of congregations. This includes mainline congregations. Many users are non-denominational or are from historically evangelical faith...

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Rev. Evan M. Dolive is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He currently serves in Beaumont, Texas. He is also a pastor with an opinion; perhaps a controversial point...

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