As Diocesan leaders, we have lots of tools, trainings, and programs to help congregations become more vital and effective, but without the clarity of the CAT, it’s hard to know which tools will be most useful for any given parish.  Essentially, it was like throwing all the tools at congregations and hoping something would stick, a one-size-fits-all approach.  The CAT has been a miracle in our work, enabling us to effectively work with each church in its uniqueness, choosing the tools that would be most effective for that individual congregation.  It’s transformed how we approach congregational vitality in our Diocese, and it has transformed many churches in our Diocese as well, helping them to be more healthy. (April2021)

Sally Ulrey
Missioner for Congregational Vitality