Salvation Army Canada - Corps Health Assessment Tools

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 DOWNLOADS: Natural Church Development** Logic Model for Program Evaluation** Congregational Life Cycle Assessment**  
Source(s) Christian Schwarz' global research project Evaluation theory/social service Alban Institute/organizational theory  
Support in Canada and Bermuda Corps Ministries Dept. Corps Ministries Dept.* Corps Ministries Dept.  
Commitment 1-2 year learning cycle A minimum of 4 hours of logic model and custom evaluation development and ongoing use of evaluation 1 assessment meeting with possible development of strategic planning process  
Concept Leadership learning cycle that uses a survey to identify levels of 8 quality characteristics to raise overall health that facilitates growth One page flowchart of ministry logic that provides opportunity to design custom evaluation process that is used by leadership to regularly track ministry Identification of position on bell curve diagram of life cycle that stimulates conversation about next steps  
Complexity Medium Medium Simple  
Includes Discernment of Action/Response? Yes - starts a learning cycle to discern action Yes - will aid in discernment of areas of ministry and evaluation will guide action No - will need to create a custom response and strategic plan  

* Special thanks to the Social Services Department for providing a manual on the development of logic model program evaluation.
** Documents are linked to the table headings.

For conversation about which congregational health assessment tool may be most appropriate for your corps, you are invited to contact the Consultant for Church Planting and Congregational Revitalization (James Watson – cell: 519-503-5997 or ­View James on LinkedIn

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