Self Assessment

Self Assessment

Let’s face it. You are not alone. Many congregations today are facing some very difficult situations.

While it’s impossible to fully diagnose the issues without digging into each situation, we can begin to understand the situation by asking a few simple questions.

Self-Check Questions:

Consider these three questions and determine your congregation’s answers.
After you answer, take a look at our comments for each question to help you evaluate your situation.
    1. How does our vision inspire and direct the congregation?
    2. What activities consume most of the resources (time, money, people) of the congregation?
    3. How does our faith building support the mission of the congregation?

Answers and commentary:

1. Hopefully, your vision/mission is the primary driving force of the congregation.  If you’re healthy, the vision and mission should influence your programs, direct your budget, and inspire your people.

2. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21) In most congregations, the needs will exceed your capacity. That’s not the problem. Your budget tells a lot about where you are placing your emphasis as a congregation.  It’s easy to direct too many resources (time, money, staff) on ourselves, which can neglect ‘our neighbours’ and lead to an unhealthy internal focus.

3. Is your building a tool for your mission or has it become the object of your mission? Proper care and maintenance of our assets is an important element of stewardship, but we need to be careful not invest everything we have into maintenance, leaving no margin for other missional efforts.

 

These are just some of the possible ways that congregations can struggle. Regenerations Works: Places of Faith would like to better understand and evaluate your specific situation. To do this, we offer a FREE Check-up for your congregation.

Here’s how the Check-Up works:

  • STEP 1 – 30 minute confidential interview with a Regeneration Works advisor (in person or over the telephone)
  • STEP 2 – We create a customized report with recommendations
  • STEP 3 – We review the check-up results with you

There is no cost and no obligation with the Check-Up.

You decide on next steps and actions, as desired.

Contact us to book your Check-Up today!