The Siburt Institute for Church Ministry exists to offer resources and best practices for leading congregational communities in pursuit of God’s mission in the world and to provide avenues for the spiritual formation of Christian leaders. Historically, ACU has valued its partnership with churches and has sought to honor that essential relationship by serving churches and church leaders in a variety of ways.


An Update and Reflections on the Church Health Assessment:
June 2017 e-news

When church leaders seek a meaningful place to assess the health of their congregation, where do they turn?

Late last summer, the Siburt Institute launched the Church Health Assessment (CHA) to provide just the resource. The CHA is an online research tool designed to measure a congregation’s health in nine critical areas. Those areas include: leadership, mission and values, spiritual formation, congregational culture, intergenerational dynamics, worship, and financial life. Although other similar tools exist for congregational assessment, this is the only tool available today that is tested for reliability and specifically designed for Churches of Christ.

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