The First STEP Journey begins with an assessment which is comprised of a one-page self-assessment tool followed by an in-depth self-assessment to be completed by the pastor and staff of the church. Next, is an on-site visit of the church during its main service by members of the Assessment Team. Finally, the Assessment Team meets to evaluate all the assessment pieces to determine whether this particular Network Affiliated Church should begin at “Team Development”or begin at “Empowered Leadership”.
The Assessment Team is made up of several ministers appointed by the Superintendent as well as Presbyters, Regional Leadership Team members and Field Directors. The assessment covers all parts of the life and health of the DA Church, including attendance, finances and percentage of the church involved in ministry.
Rather than assigning DA churches to the First STEP Journey, initial groups will be made up of churches whose pastors have made their interest known to the Superintendent’s office. Once theFirst STEP Journey has reached full capacity, the balance of our DA churches will be encouraged to participate.
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