Leadership Transformations, What We Offer

The CHAT Survey

(Church Health Assessment Tool)
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Having your finger on the pulse of church health is an important discipline for every church leader.  But it’s difficult to gather much more than anecdotal feedback from those closest to you.  Now you can get widespread anonymous feedback from your entire church using an innovative, web-driven church survey from Leadership Transformations.  CHAT is a convenient, affordable, user-friendly online church survey that allows you to get an accurate baseline data pool using 10 proven church health categories (view our church health model).  In as little as 30 days, you can collect and study crucial feedback from your congregation and leadership team.

Click to download our Free Guide to Church Assessment.

Never before has conducting a church survey been so easy.  CHAT does all the work for you but keeps you in control of the process and sends the end report right to your email inbox.  The report is designed to help you frame your strategic decision making for increased ministry effectiveness.  It’s principle-based not program-based, so it won’t interfere with your current ministry programming.  CHAT does all the work of data collection and tabulation but you are in the driver’s seat!  You can even track your progress from start to finish via our Pastor’s Console.  Best of all, you have the benefit of outside expertise without the added expense of a consultant.  If you'd like one of our trained Church Health Coaches to come along side you, we're happy to provide one.  The point is, you determine what you'd like assistance with and what you and your team can handle on your own.  

CHAT is a 72-question assessment covering the cross-denominationally applicable church health principles outlined in Becoming a Healthy Church (Dr. Stephen A. Macchia, Baker Books, 2006).  Since the assessment is web-based, participants can take the survey from the convenience of home or office (paper option also available) in a 20-25 minute timeframe.  Responses of the congregation and leadership team are tracked separately for direct comparison in the report.  At the end of the survey dates that you choose, you’ll receive an email prompting you for final payment.  Only moments later, your comprehensive but easy-to-read CHAT report will be delivered right to your email inbox.  Identities of the respondents are kept strictly anonymous, though you will be provided with demographics of the participants such as age, gender, marital status, ethnicity, education, and years attending your church.  If you’d like additional assistance at the end of the process, you have the option of working with one of our qualified Church Health Coaches via a convenient and affordable telecom package.  We keep the costs down by providing coaching by phone rather than putting coaches on airplanes.

For more information, visit www.HealthyChurch.net or click here to download our Free Guide to Church Assessment.

Follow Up Coaching

If you'd like some additional guidance after finishing your CHAT process, you have the option to purchase a telecom package with one of our qualified Church Health Coaches. Your coach will connect with you and your team via telephone and take you through the following sessions ... [read more]

Upcoming Training Events

Keep an eye on our events page to see if there is an upcoming training event in your area.  Are you interested in having us come to you and train your staff in the use of a church assessment?  Contact us toll free at (877) TEAM-LTI.

"The CHAT church survey really stands out. I like how CHAT identifies your church's strengths, involves every member, is easy to take online, and offers highly-readable results. What a great tool to assess where you are, fill people with hope, and together discern God's will for your future."

Kevin Miller
Executive Vice President
Christianity Today International, IL

"Steve Macchia is at it again. His burning passion to see churches achieve maximum health has taken the next step. CHAT (Church Health Assessment Tool) provides churches with an easy-to-use look at themselves that could move many congregations toward the health that Steve (and, more importantly, the Spirit) envisions."

Larry Crabb
New Way Ministries, CO

"Without a doubt, one of the greatest needs of a large number of churches in America is to become more healthy. Leadership Transformations' new CHAT survey should be a great help to all who use it. It is a joy to recommend it to you!"

Paul Cedar
The Mission America Coalition, CA

"That which gets measured ... improves."

-- Peter Drucker