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The Process of Evaluating,
Promoting and Maintaining
Church Health
CHURCH
ASSESSMENT
Had Your Annual Physical?
 Interview
 How you feeling?
 Noticed any changes?
 Any complaints?
 How are you sleeping?
Had Your Annual Physical?
 Diagnostics
 Weight
 Eye chart
 Hearing
 Reflexes
 Blood Panel
Had Your Annual Physical?
 Visual and Tactile
Exam “Say ah.”
 “Cough”
 Cold stethoscope
 Rubber hammer on
the knee
 ...
Had Your Annual Physical?
 Diagnostics
 X-rays
 Mammogram
 Sonogram
 MRI
 Cat-scan
 Colonoscopy
Why do you get a physical?
 Establish Benchmarks
 Determine Health
 Address Needs
 Avert Crisis
NATURE and IDENTITY of the
CHURCH
 The Church is not an ORGANIZATION, it is
an ORGANISM.
“Now you are the body of Christ ...
Biblical Precedent for
Assessment
 Letters to the Churches – Revelation 2-3
 Assessment
 Diagnosis
 Prescription
 The...
CHURCH LIFE
CYCLE
ENTREPRENEURIAL
ORGANIZATIONAL
PEAK EFFICIENCY
INSTITUTIONAL
DESCENT TO DEATH
Components
of Life:
Commit...
What is an Assessment?
 “Still frame snapshot” of the church
 An “X-ray” of the church
Invisible lumps, shadows and
bre...
What Is an Assessment?
 Systematic study of church’s present
condition
 Evaluation of:
Strengths
Weaknesses
Context –...
What Is an Assessment?
 Opportunity for all to speak
 Measurement of attitudes toward
programs
and ministries
 Estimate...
Physicals for Churches
 Interview
 Visual and Tactile
 Diagnostics
 Prescriptions
Self-study and document revie
On-sit...
Outreach and Evangelism
Intentionally cultivating relationships
outside our church family, serving our
community, and shar...
Spiritual Formation
(Discipleship)
Helping believers develop into fully
devoted followers of Christ, becoming
like Him in ...
Healthy Relationships
(Fellowship)
Developing an environment of mutual
love and care where members of the
church body know...
Inspiring Worship
Creating the opportunity for a personal
and corporate encounter with the living
God.
CHURCH SYSTEMS
Corporate Prayer
Cultivating an awareness of God and His
work, our dependence upon Him, and
expressing grateful hearts in ...
Effective Assimilation
Bringing new people into church life,
developing friendships, and actively
contributing to the life...
Lay Mobilization
Engaging people in the mission of the
church according to their gifts and
passions.
CHURCH SYSTEMS
Organizational
Stewardship
Encouraging the effective use of all of
the churches resources – finances,
workers and faciliti...
Visionary Leadership
Equipping and empowering people for
effective ministry moving our
church toward accomplishing our
mis...
Leader Development
Equipping and developing leaders at all
levels of church ministry who in turn
reproduce more leaders.
C...
Why do an ASSESSMENT?
 Churches should assess their current
conditions regularly.
 An assessor, who is an independent, i...
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  1. 1. The Process of Evaluating, Promoting and Maintaining Church Health CHURCH ASSESSMENT
  2. 2. Had Your Annual Physical?  Interview  How you feeling?  Noticed any changes?  Any complaints?  How are you sleeping?
  3. 3. Had Your Annual Physical?  Diagnostics  Weight  Eye chart  Hearing  Reflexes  Blood Panel
  4. 4. Had Your Annual Physical?  Visual and Tactile Exam “Say ah.”  “Cough”  Cold stethoscope  Rubber hammer on the knee  Poke, probe and swab
  5. 5. Had Your Annual Physical?  Diagnostics  X-rays  Mammogram  Sonogram  MRI  Cat-scan  Colonoscopy
  6. 6. Why do you get a physical?  Establish Benchmarks  Determine Health  Address Needs  Avert Crisis
  7. 7. NATURE and IDENTITY of the CHURCH  The Church is not an ORGANIZATION, it is an ORGANISM. “Now you are the body of Christ …” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NIV)
  8. 8. Biblical Precedent for Assessment  Letters to the Churches – Revelation 2-3  Assessment  Diagnosis  Prescription  The Epistles
  9. 9. CHURCH LIFE CYCLE ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATIONAL PEAK EFFICIENCY INSTITUTIONAL DESCENT TO DEATH Components of Life: Commitment to Mission and Vision Involvement of People Structure, Program & Organization Attitude toward change Moral, Emotion & ConfidenceViM VIsAM VISAM i S -a -m S -A -m
  10. 10. What is an Assessment?  “Still frame snapshot” of the church  An “X-ray” of the church Invisible lumps, shadows and breaks  MRI – check for “soft tissue damage” The “unfinished business”  Long, lingering hurt  Broken relationships  Unresolved issues
  11. 11. What Is an Assessment?  Systematic study of church’s present condition  Evaluation of: Strengths Weaknesses Context – Percept Demographics Trajectory
  12. 12. What Is an Assessment?  Opportunity for all to speak  Measurement of attitudes toward programs and ministries  Estimate of church’s place on “the Life Cycle Curve”  “Reality check”  “Cherry self image” vs. the way things really are
  13. 13. Physicals for Churches  Interview  Visual and Tactile  Diagnostics  Prescriptions Self-study and document revie On-site Survey, Life-cycle, Team Collaboration Prescriptions
  14. 14. Outreach and Evangelism Intentionally cultivating relationships outside our church family, serving our community, and sharing the Gospel. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  15. 15. Spiritual Formation (Discipleship) Helping believers develop into fully devoted followers of Christ, becoming like Him in His purity, passion, and pursuits. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  16. 16. Healthy Relationships (Fellowship) Developing an environment of mutual love and care where members of the church body know and serve one another. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  17. 17. Inspiring Worship Creating the opportunity for a personal and corporate encounter with the living God. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  18. 18. Corporate Prayer Cultivating an awareness of God and His work, our dependence upon Him, and expressing grateful hearts in love and praise. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  19. 19. Effective Assimilation Bringing new people into church life, developing friendships, and actively contributing to the life of the church. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  20. 20. Lay Mobilization Engaging people in the mission of the church according to their gifts and passions. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  21. 21. Organizational Stewardship Encouraging the effective use of all of the churches resources – finances, workers and facilities – to accomplish the church’s purpose or mission. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  22. 22. Visionary Leadership Equipping and empowering people for effective ministry moving our church toward accomplishing our mission and vision. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  23. 23. Leader Development Equipping and developing leaders at all levels of church ministry who in turn reproduce more leaders. CHURCH SYSTEMS
  24. 24. Why do an ASSESSMENT?  Churches should assess their current conditions regularly.  An assessor, who is an independent, impartial, outside observer, can see things that few in the system can see.  Ministries need to regularly assess alignment to VALUES, MISSION and VISION.  Assessment answers the question, “How are we doing?”  Assessment creates opportunities for ministry improvement.

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