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1: Explanation

First published on this website in October 2007 and last updated in August 2008

Words: 6200
Size: 194 kB
Categories: Administration, Communication, Leadership, Management, Planning, Structures


This first of two items (Part 2 is at HC5) explains the Church Health Review as a means of assessing any church’s general state of health.

The Review sets out to enable a thorough investigation to be made and is therefore more detailed than most other tools that are available. Instead of picking on a number of ‘marks’ of good health, it investigates every area of church life through the choice of five themes:

  • Godward
  • Usward
  • Outward
  • Leadership
  • Support.

Each theme has nine questions to ask, and each question has five sample tests.

Part 1 explains the basis for the Review and lists the sources that have contributed to its development. It shows the structure, then explains the choice of five themes, the choice of the 45 questions, the purpose of the tests, and the ways in which the Reviewl may be used.

The actual questions and tests are all listed in Part 2 (HC5) but Part 1 is essential reading for an understanding of how the Review works.


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