Church Health Assessment Tool (CHAT)

This survey is designed to be used during times of change, periods of new development, and when a congregation is beginning a strategic planning process.


access to the CHAT Church survey, summarized report

Best For

clergy and lay leaders, especially non-denominational


fee for assessment report and customization

Suggested Uses

  • Gain a better idea of the health of your congregation after conducting this survey and discussing its results with congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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