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 communities. This particular assessment tool is designed to be used during times of change, periods of new developments and when a congregation is beginning a strategic planning process. CHAT was developed after extensive research with over 2000 congregations and individuals. This research identified 10 traits of vital ministry (some of which are God-Exalting Worship, Wise Administration and Accountability, Networking with the Body of Christ). The tool will measure your congregation’s capacity related to these ten traits. This tool is offered by a group called Leadership Transformations led by Dr. Stephen Macchia. Dr. Macchia has served on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals.