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Community Assessments

Community Assessment is a ministry tool designed to help your church to discover resources, opportunities, challenges, strengths, and weaknesses within your community. Community Assessment provides a current, point-in-time glimpse of your community and provides valuable information to assist churches to meet specific needs expressed in the community.

A free Community Assessment handbook is offered by NAMB. The handbook is quite thorough and is designed to assist congregations to conduct their own Community Assessment.

Here are 10 reasons to assess the needs of your community!

  • Helps to identify new prospects
  • Builds witnessing relationships with people throughout your community
  • Creates opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ through meeting needs
  • Connects your church with your community
  • Increases 'visibility' that your church is a place that cares
  • Creates new opportunities of service for your members
  • Allows believers to grow in discipleship and as witnesses
  • Reaches people who are often left unreached
  • Enables your members to catch the vision for local missions
  • Helps your church to communicate the gospel in both word and deed
  • Take a look at (or download) the NAMB Assessment Tool here! It is available in Spanish as well!

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