June 6, 2007
To Our Partners in Ministry:
At Fair Haven Ministries, we have been using AssessMe.org for a year now, and it's been wonderful. As we build an equipping ministry, knowing the combination of Leadership Style, Giftedness, Personality, and Skills is highly valuable. It's so easy for ministry leaders to search in AssessMe for people whom God has already uniquely designed to fit the areas in which our ministry needs them. It's true that God provides the people where he leads in ministry – and AssessMe helps to make the connection. The people at AssessMe have also been really helpful to us in working with our church management software and in figuring out how to use their system in our own unique way.
Many of the people in our congregation who have taken the assessments have been encouraged, and have valued them greatly. One couple found confirmation for a call to move their whole family to Texas for a new church plant through some of the information that came back on their assessments. Small Groups have used the assessments to grow deeper in discipleship and service. Ministry Leaders are helping their volunteers to better understand themselves and to help them get involved in areas which are better suited to the way God has uniquely designed them. We have even used the assessments with our youth in an intensive discipleship ministry.
We now use AssessMe.org as a required part of our discipleship process at Fair Haven for new members and new leaders. We have also done a whole church series of sermons that revolved around the uniqueness of each member of the body that God uses to change the world, and we used AssessMe as a key piece of that series. If you haven't used it, and particularly if you're still doing data entry or fiddling with endless paper and binders, I suggest trying it out.
Fair Haven Ministries, RCA
Pastor of Cultivation