Welcome to the

Got Renewal?
Renewal Assessment

This self-scoring assessment highlights best practices in
7 areas of congregational renewal.

Score yourselves on a scale of 1-5 where
1 is never, 2 is rarely, 3 is sometimes, 4 is frequently, and
5 is always.

Discover next steps on your journey toward renewal.


We know why we exist.

1 out of 32

Our vision is a reflection of our mission.

2 out of 32

We are excited and committed to our mission.

3 out of 32

We have a fresh vision that guides and challenges us. It expands assumptions about what we thought was possible.

4 out of 32

Our vision is too big for us to fulfill on our own. It requires the presence and power of God to fulfill it.

5 out of 32

Everyone knows what our vision is. It’s evocative, inspiring, and easy to remember.

6 out of 32

Our vision points beyond us, and the survival of the church, to the community and Kingdom around us.

7 out of 32

Our ministries are aligned with our mission and our vision.

8 out of 32

Our ministries offer both comfort and challenge.

9 out of 32

We serve people outside of the church, and inside the church.

10 out of 32

The people who participate in our ministries are growing spiritually.

11 out of 32

We take actions based in our trust of God. Not just personal preferences or budgetary constraints.

12 out of 32

We sometimes overreach, and push beyond our limits—trusting that God will help us when we fall short.

13 out of 32

We have seen our collective faith and trust in God grow as we have tried new things.

14 out of 32

Our leadership and congregation are grounded in healthy, life-giving spiritual practices.

15 out of 32

We regularly talk about our spiritual life. And our experiences with the Holy. It’s not relegated to Sunday morning or private time.  We’re honest about the good things and the hard things.

16 out of 32

We encourage a variety of spiritual practices that address different needs, styles and temperaments.

17 out of 32

People in our setting have experienced the movement of the Spirit in a personally meaningful way.

18 out of 32

People are growing as followers of Jesus Christ.

19 out of 32

We care about each other. But we don’t walk on eggshells around each other, or use relationships as an excuse to avoid doing new things.

20 out of 32

We have fun together. We do things for the sole purpose of getting to know each other better, and to enjoy each other’s company.

21 out of 32

We are comfortable disagreeing with each other, and debating new ideas.

22 out of 32

There is variety in the way we worship, study, and serve. We do things in a way that not everyone always agrees with.

23 out of 32

We freely communicate our wins and our losses, and are comfortable celebrating what’s working.

24 out of 32

We do not insist on consensus in decision-making. Even so, everyone gets to have their say.

25 out of 32

It’s not unusual for us to take action before we have all the implications figured out. We act even though we don’t always know how things will turn out.

26 out of 32

We regularly rotate leadership. No one stays on and on and on in the same position.

27 out of 32

We allow ministries to go dormant if they don’t have active leadership. We match needs and desires, not just fill spaces.

28 out of 32

Our leaders participate in training and continuing education.

29 out of 32

We make decisions in a timely manner and practice high accountability.

30 out of 32

We have strong leadership. But the leaders don’t do everything. They mentor and disciple others.

31 out of 32

Our leaders are active in the spiritual life of the church. They demonstrate courageous faith.

32 out of 32

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