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SamaraCare Counseling

Naperville, IL. (630) 909-9600

This organization provides congregations with guidance and resources, such as educational events, resource consulting, coaching, clergy assessments, a Church Assessment Tool, and more.

Offerings

educational events, resource consulting, coaching, clergy assessments, Church Assessment Tool (CAT), congregational groups

Best For

clergy and lay leaders

Cost

varies by service

Suggested Uses

  • Visit the website and read about the popular Church Assessment Tool (CAT), which is a bench-marked, customizable assessment instrument designed especially for congregational planning.
  • Consider participating in a congregational group to help strengthen specific aspects of ministry, such as Family Ministries and Spiritual Groups.

About the Contributor

Contributor
Tim Shapiro

Tim Shapiro is the Indianapolis Center’s president. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. For 14 years, Tim served Westminster Presbyterian Church in Xenia, Ohio. Prior to his pastorate at Westminster, he was pastor of Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Logansport, Indiana. 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 LearnsAfter his extensive work on the Center’s Sacred Space initiative, Tim co-authored the book Holy Places: Matching Sacred Space with Mission and MessageHe has also authored several articles, including Applying Positive Deviance and The Congregation of Theological Coherence.

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