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What are internal and external assessments?

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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This congregational assessment from Holy Cow Consulting provides benchmark data to inform decisions about identity, clergy search, strategic...

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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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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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This article explores a variety of research-based strategies to help congregations gain a deepter understanding of what their community and members needs

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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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This brief guide gives readers an introduction to facilities assessment and addresses what to do with the completed assessment.

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This training pack contains eight stand-alone assessment tools designed to guide conversations on congregational practices and attitudes that can make or break an effective singles ministry.

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This article reviews a variety of personality assessments for congregations considering using the assessments in the hiring process or to nurture teamwork.

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This self-assessment tool helps leaders measure their congregation's capacity for reaching seniors through service.

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This book is written for congregations seeking to strengthen disciple making skills through ministry activities. It describes the Transformational Church assessment tool, designed to measure the...

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