Local Church Financial Stewardship Resources


Financial Stewardship

Capital Campaign Resources

Foundation Development Resources

Congregational Assessment Tool

The Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT) provides the congregation and the Iowa UMC Conference with objective organizational information that includes energy level, satisfaction/wholeness, flexibility, and ministry priorities.  Every person connected to the church is invited to complete the assessment, providing the leadership with broad and in-depth information about several areas:

  • The Level of Satisfaction and Energy in the Congregation
  • Critical Success Factors for Improving Organizational Climate
  • Pinpoint the Strengths of Your Congregation’s Culture
  • Discover Where Members Would Like to Go in the Future
  • Gauge Readiness for Change