Thankfully, there are many fine congregational consultants. Finding the right fit for your congregation, however, can be a challenge. You need to make sure the consultant complements your congregation’s style. You will also want to make sure a consultant has the skill set you need. Not all consultants mean the same thing by strategic planning or staff development. TAG Consulting is a reliable firm that uses thoroughly tested tools. Their proprietary survey is called the TCIndex (the Transforming Church Index). The survey is based upon the five key indicators of congregational health. The five key indicators are: 1) member contribution, 2) assimilation, 3) trust in leadership, 4) community impact, and 5) healthy growth. It was developed with statisticians from Georgetown University. The team of several TAG consultants includes Chief Visionary Officer Kevin Ford, whose expertise includes strategic planning, organizational development, market research, and leadership development. Indeed, there are many fine congregational consulting firms. TAG is one by which to compare others.
Reviewed by Tim Shapiro