The Right Approach
Practical Step by Step Approach
Tools and Templates
Understanding Community Needs Assessment
Churches and Compassion by Design Compassion by Design helps churches to engage their community in a meaningful and sustainable way. For both new churches and existing churches that want to expand their community engagement, we provide important processes and tools that fit the faith community.
Needs Assessment, the Right Place to Start.
Listening before we serve means that we will build greater participation from our members, and that we will serve based on both insight and compassion. We have a proven process for starting right that touches all the key elements of volunteer development, spiritual growth and practical community service.
Much of our approach has been tested and proven in a broad variety of church planting approaches and we’re convinced that it can help build a healthier more missional church from the start. Our process for creating sustainable services launches churches and communities in a missional direction.
Churches that to reinvigorate their members and reconnect to their communities use the needs assessment process to listen and find strategic direction.
About the Author
David Mills Author and Coach
David is the author and developer of the Compassion by Design approach to needs assessment and service planning. He has coached and trained more than 10,000 nonprofits and ministries and helped implement these strategies across the United States.
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“Compassion by Design is the one of the best ways that your church, whether it’s just starting or already established can get started to engage your community. The experience that Compassion by Design brings, along with great tools can make your community service a key pathway to sharing the Gospel.”
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