Do you want to know essential information about your congregation to make the right decisions?
The Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT)® can help.
The Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center’s trained consultants, in collaboration with Holy Cow! Consulting, are ready to work with you and your leadership to administer the CAT, a process to collect, analyze and share information from your entire congregation.
The CAT is a method of organizational listening so that leaders can move forward with decisions in a way that includes everyone, not just the voices that are the loudest, and does not rely on opinions or guesses of the few.
When might your congregation benefit from a CAT process?
1. If your congregation is in transition, for example in a pastoral search or if you have just received a new pastor.
2. If your congregation is preparing for strategic planning.
3. If your congregation is launching a capital campaign.
The CAT is also an invaluable tool for reading the overall health and vitality of congregations, to:
measure the level of community satisfaction and energy
identify the critical success factors for improving organizational climate
envision the future
gauge readiness for change
uncover potential resources
Thousands of CATs have been administered throughout the country and the Center is ready to help you. For a complimentary initial consult or for more information, please contact Chris Waddle, the Center’s Director for Leadership and Spiritual Life, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org