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Internal and external assessments are tools for strategic planning or program planning. Internal assessments evaluate aspects within the congregation. External assessments address the community beyond a congregation's walls. Assessments can help your congregation move beyond personal opinions by providing objectivity. With an environment of objectivity, real learning can take place.

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Center for Congregations President Tim Shapiro explains how internal and external assessments inform a "top priority community ministry."

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Assessment tools are used in congregational planning. Such tools are helpful in strategic planning, formation of new programs, improvement of existing projects and more.

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Demographic information for congregations is readily available, sometimes free and sometimes for a price. The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) is the best free website of religious...

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Is your congregation more engaged than ever with your local community? If so, it could well mean that you have more questions than ever. How do you assess the needs of your neighborhood? How do you...

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“What is God calling our congregation to be and do? How can we effectively engage with our community?” Congregations can explore these strategic questions and more by using the processes described...

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Sometimes, numbers do help. This resource will provide you with data. It is the website for the National Congregations Study. The newest data was posted in the winter of 2014. How can you use the...

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Glenn Daman is an author and former small-church pastor who believes that a church’s vitality is not determined by its size, programs, or budget. Vitality is instead about the church embodying...

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Kairos Legacy Partners self-identifies as an expanding network of experienced Christian leaders whose mission is to safeguard church properties, re-deploy assets of declining churches, and empower...

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Communications are an integral part of effective ministry, yet congregations often fail to give their systems and practices the critical assessment they deserve. This one-page article from a...

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