If you are a new regional association (Diocese, Presbytery, Conference, Synod, etc) to our training we must have a recent (within the last 4 years) Landscape Assessment on file before we can offer the CATWALK training. This helps us determine if you are a system that can supply the necessary congregational support that might arise out of the Congregation Assessment Tool or Conversations Tool results.
To make the CAT (Congregation Assessment Tool) accessible we offer training for individuals within a regional association to help them learn how to interpret the results of the CAT. By providing that service for different churches several times a year, trained individuals have ample opportunity to develop and maintain their skills. This allows application consultants to focus on what they do best using the input provided from the Vital Signs© and presented through the interpretation consultants.
The Vital Signs© is similar to a medical CAT scan which requires a skilled interpretation for the person to benefit from the results. Failure to provide a meaningful interpretation will compromise the value of the process for church leaders and potentially do more harm than good. For that reason, interpretive consultants are critical to the utility of the Vital Signs report. We call this training CATWALK©.
For more on this training opportunity please contact us here .