During COVID-19 we are delaying all assessments.  Our commitment is to the integrity of your data. At this time, we have no way of knowing if or how the data might be impacted by the personal isolation, economic hardships, and other anxiety many are experiencing.  We look forward to working with you when it we can be assured your data will be reflective of the health of your organization.  

The CAT is a customizable assessment instrument that can help you as a leader

  • Measure the level of satisfaction and energy in the congregation you lead.
  • Identify the critical success factors for improving organizational climate.
  • Pinpoint the strengths of your congregation’s culture.
  • Discover where members would like to go in the future.
  • Gauge readiness for change.
  • Uncover potential resources you may be missing.
  • Prepare for a search for your next pastor or priest.

The CAT is a customizable instrument.  To the standardized benchmarked assessment, you can

  • add up to two supplemental modules of your choosing (see CAT supplemental modules below)
  • add up to five additional questions specific to your church

In addition, we will modify the language of the assessment to reflect the title of your senior ordained leader.  For example, “our pastor/rector,” “our interim pastor/rector,” “our former pastor/rector,” etc.   We suggest using “interim pastor/rector” for interims who have been in the congregation for over 6 months and “former pastor/rector” for those pastors or rectors that have been gone for less than 4-6 months.

Sample of Vital Signs Report from Congregation Assessment Tool

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More information 

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions 

What does this cost?  Cost of the CAT

How does the timeline for the CAT work?    8 Steps to your CAT

What modules can you pick from? CAT MODULES

Need more information about the clergy questions or about clergy transitions?  Clergy Questions and Transitions.

What does the Transition Plan and Vital Leader Report Look like? Transition and Vital Leader Report Sample

The History of the CAT