7 Reasons for Using a Church Assessment Tool

Churches today are facing challenges that few leaders feel well-prepared to address. Determining people’s perspective is necesssary in developing effective plans for addressing the challenges.

The process of Evidence-based discernment via an Assessment Tool is the most effective leadership method to gather people’s perspectives. Churches benefit from use of a respected, tested and benchmarked assessment like Holy Cow! Consulting “Church Assessment Tool.” 

 Here’s why: 

1 Everyone is given a voice, in equal measure. 

2 Assessment provides data on overall health and vitality of the church.

3 Priorities are identified which may help groups move toward the mission together.

4 Leaders are provided evidence and in-depth insight from all members in order to make better decisions, with more confidence.

5 Critical issues are identified so they can be wisely addressed. 

6 Leaders gain insight about church culture and how it impacts everything

7 A definable plan for improvements is provided based on the evidence.


Author: mustardseedonline10

Kurt Jacobson is a trained interpretive consultant of Holy Cow! assessments serving churches across WI and beyond. An ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he served Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire for 28 years. In 2016 he formed Mustard Seed Consulting. Jacobson holds a BA in Business/Hospital Administra on and Organiza onal Communication from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN and a Masters of Divinity degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He holds a certificate in Intentional Interim Ministry from the National Association of Lutheran Interim Pastors. He is the author of “Welcoming Grace: Words of Love for All.” In addition, the book “The State of the ELCA” by Russell Crabtree, founder of Holy Cow! includes a chapter detailing the work Kurt did in making Trinity a transformational congregation. He lives near Cumberland, WI.

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