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Vital-O-Meter results

The Church Vital-O-Meter  

This brief survey takes the pulse of your congregation.  Like a pulse, it gives only a rough estimate of how strongly your "heart" is beating.  For a more detailed picture and for congregational vitality resources, check out the Ready, Set, Grow Resource Modules on this www.ucc.org/vitality website.

Print out and complete this version of the Vital-O-Meter to rate your congregation's "pulse."
 
Score each item with Strongly Agree = 4, Agree = 3, Unsure = 2, Disagree = 1, and Strongly Disagree = 0.
 
Then add up the value for all six questions for a total score.
 
The total score theoretically can range from 0 to 24, though probably most will score above 12.
 
Here's how to evaluate your score:
 
Score   Congregational Vitality Ranking
 
24-22   Among the most vital congregations
21-19   Have many areas of vitality
18-16   Some vitality present
15-11   The church is surviving but not very vital
10-0     A vitality transfusion needed from the Holy Spirit!

Questions          
 
1. This congregation is always ready to try something new

Strongly Agree = 4
Agree = 3
Unsure = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly Disagree = 0

2. The current morale of this congregation is high

Strongly Agree = 4
Agree = 3
Unsure = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly Disagree = 0

3. This congregation is strongly focused on serving the wider community beyond the congregation

Strongly Agree = 4
Agree = 3
Unsure = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly Disagree = 0

4. This congregation makes a real difference in the lives of its members and their families

Strongly Agree = 4
Agree = 3
Unsure = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly Disagree = 0

5. Members of the congregation have a sense of excitement about the future

Strongly Agree = 4
Agree = 3
Unsure = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly Disagree = 0

6. The members and pastor(s) share a clear vision, goals, or direction for their ministry and mission

Strongly Agree = 4
Agree = 3
Unsure = 2
Disagree = 1
Strongly Disagree = 0
 

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CONTACT INFO

Rev. David C. Schoen
Minister and Team Leader, Congregational Assessment, Support & Advancement (CASA)
700 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216-736-3827
schoend@ucc.org