It was a wonderful experience. I hope we will be able to repeat the CAT in a few years to compare the results. (March 2019)
The [CAT] results told us where we are versus where we were in 2015. This is important to us as we go through the transition process of choosing a new pastor. It’s a great resource that I would recommend to any church in transition, or just wondering where they are as a congregation. (March, 2019)
The report was helpful in confirming that we are moving in the right direction. It has also caused us to more carefully evaluate some of the personal characteristics of the next rector…very helpful for Vestries that are making significant decisions for their church. (May, 2019)
[Landscape is] very useful for the development of our profile….Take a look by googling diocese of Missouri bishop search….Holy Cow! Consulting is mentioned and we definitely used some of the results in what we learned about ourselves section. (May 2019)
Knowing where we’re at in regards to satisfaction and energy has been beneficial…Having this organizational intelligence is great. It’s a tool to show us the right things to focus on. (April 2019)
Thank you to [Holy Cow! Consulting] for such a rewarding experience at every level of the process. It brought our congregation together in a new and different way as each person was able to share his or her thoughts and feelings about this place we call home. The enthusiasm that you generated among us on a such a cold day this past Saturday was palpable. Our leadership team is anxious to share our findings in the coming weeks with the congregation… I was also duly impressed with the responsiveness to every phone call, email or text that I sent. Your entire operation is a true model for how a business should be run. (January, 2019)
Our folks really appreciated our [interpretation] session and found
the information very helpful. We are proceeding in the call process
aided greatly by the Holy Cow instrument and people. Thanks again. (January 2019)
We are engaged in an effort to update our strategic plan. The information and interpretation that you provided will be invaluable inputs into this process. We needed help to obtain unbiased information about us, where we are and where we can/should head. We worked with Robyn at first and then Emily conducted the interpretation. Robyn was very helpful in answering questions about the conduct of the assessment and encouraged us to conduct the interpretation. Emily conducted the interpretation and that meeting was extraordinarily valuable. Emily was very patient with us and was able to answer all of our questions in a way that helped us more fully understand the information.
[We would tell others] that they should use Holy Cow, they are really good at what they do. (January, 2019)
110% recommended, but be prepared for the results and use them as a jumpstart to improvement. Don’t dwell on the negative results, any valid feedback is valuable.
We were able to get solid data that shows the majority of the congregation is supportive of growing our membership and attracting young families. While not fun and not necessarily a surprise, it was helpful to know there was a high level of dissatisfaction among the congregation. That is confirmation that the way it has always been is not working anymore and must be addressed. When the time comes, we are prepared for some of the same people that are unsatisfied to be the same ones that struggle with change. We will make it a priority to use that as an opportunity to re-invite them to join the team and be involved with finding the solutions. (October 2018)
I highly recommend the services from Holy Cow! They do what they say when they say they will, they have tremendous knowledge on how to interact with your congregation and they will help you bring new results to your church!
The greatest benefit of the survey was the time to discuss in more detail the challenges and issues we are experiencing inside of our church. The results forced us to communicate about hurts that we have never allowed ourselves to talk about. It felt like a great first step towards healing. (October 2018)