Church Health Assessment Survey

"The CHAT church survey really stands out. I like how CHAT identifies your church's strengths, involves every member, is easy to take online, and offers highly-readable results. What a great tool to assess where you are, fill people with hope, and together discern God's will for your future."

Kevin Miller
Executive Vice President
Christianity Today International, IL

"Steve Macchia is at it again. His burning passion to see churches achieve maximum health has taken the next step. CHAT (Church Health Assessment Tool) provides churches with an easy-to-use look at themselves that could move many congregations toward the health that Steve (and, more importantly, the Spirit) envisions."

Larry Crabb
New Way Ministries, CO

"Without a doubt, one of the greatest needs of a large number of churches in America is to become more healthy. Leadership Transformations' new CHAT survey should be a great help to all who use it. It is a joy to recommend it to you!"

Paul Cedar
The Mission America Coalition, CA

Ideas for Church Growth

Ideas for Church Growth Start With Church Health

Ideas for church growth should start with church health, since health is a building block to growth. Healthy things grow and therefore church health should be the pursuit that leads to organic church growth. If church growth is the pursuit, we may or may not achieve church health.

Ideas for Church Growth Practical Steps to Pursuing Church Health

Here are a few ideas for church growth that place the priority on pursuing church health:

  • Evaluate where you are. Stop to get your bearings and determine the realities of your situation. It's difficult to accomplish much of anything without a basic understanding of where we are and where we would like to be. Look beyond numbers in your evaluation. How are the relationships? What is the community climate like? What is the state of worship, discipleship, evangelism, leadership-development, administration, conflict resolution, etc.? Click to download our Free Guide to Church Assessment.
  • Identify the needs of your community. When was the last time you paused to listen and collect feedback about what the needs are inside and outside the walls of your church?
  • Assess the effectiveness of what you are currently doing. The programs you have in place should ideally be driven by the God-given mission of your church. Often this gets flip flopped and the programs are actually driving the mission. How effectively are you currently carrying out the God-given mission of your church? What do the members say?
  • Discern God's direction for next steps. What is God inviting you and your leadership team into for this next season of ministry? Are you open to change or modification in pursuit of God's call?
  • Lean on God's empowerment. God endows each of us with gifts and abilities that are to be used for His glory. When our motives get mixed up, we lean on our own strengths instead of His.
  • Track your progress. How will you know if you are making positive changes unless you periodically measure your progress?
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