Take Your Church's Pulse

Evaluative tools help assess the church’s health and vitality, leading to strategic planning to enter into a preferred future. Then, the church is encouraged to plant a daughter congregation.

This church health evaluation tool can help your congregation begin a process of healthy conversations that will clarify your vision and provide valuable information from the members of your church.

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This book presents ten vital signs of a healthy church: five key commitments and five key functions. It then introduces you to a church health diagnostic tool you can apply to your setting. Thousands of pastors and leaders around the world have found this framework helpful in organizing the ministry and mission of the

local church. This book and the free diagnostic tool it presents are most useful if accompanied by a robust engagement in conversations. We trust that humble, prayerful, and courageous men and women discussing these ten vital signs will be led by the Holy Spirit to discern a preferred future for your community of faith.


The 12 Training Modules for Stronger Churches provide modular training for congregations with the same training essentials and dynamics that church planters are trained successfully with all over the world. Each training module gives congregations basic biblical instruction, practical ministry tools, and action plans that provide a strategy for moving the congregation toward health. The congregation evaluates its ongoing progress at each training using a Healthy Church feedback report. The result is a congregation focused together on accomplishing God’s Kingdom work to have a larger impact on their community. Pastors are encouraged during the training to identify and mentor a future leader to be a church planter. Each month of the modular training, the pastor is asked if a leader has been identified and if they have met for mentoring.

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The Strengthening Your Church Workshop enables church leaders to keep a congregation focused on its task as God’s agent in a particular place. The workshop presents the importance of a Biblically defined vision, introduces leaders to the ten characteristics of a healthy church, and invites leaders to see their church as a system that can have a significant impact on its community.

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The Strategic Planning Process is an exciting time of utilizing results from the “Take Your Church’s Pulse” instrument, as well as further work and prayer together to choose the best direction for your church and its ministry. Looking to the future for at least the next three years, the Strategic Planning Process helps determine what actions your church will do, why your church will do them, and how your church will accomplish them. With the strategic plan, you can be confident that biblical, sensible, and reliable details are communicated well. The result is a church with personnel focused together on accomplishing God’s kingdom work in the best possible way!

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