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Human Resource Assessments for Churches

To provide churches with professional human resource assessments to make & mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ!

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AssessME.org has offered human resource assessments for the church market for twenty years! Through all these years we have been guided by the fundamental directives of the Bible—making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20) and equipping individuals for works of service (Ephesians 4:11-13). Therefore, we’ve crafted a suite of online human resource assessments tailored specifically for churches.

Subsequently, our platform centers around volunteer mobilization and discipleship tracking & equipping. Accordingly, the goal is to mature, equip, and mobilize your congregation for impactful Kingdom service. Chiefly, we do this by providing some of the finest and most thorough assessments available, including:

  • Spiritual Gifts Test
  • Personality Test
  • Leadership Style Test
  • Organic Skills Tracking
  • Discipleship Tracking + Equipping

Consequently, with the new release of our redesigned AssessMe.org system, we continue our passionate commitment to supporting your church’s mission!


Indeed, embarking on the journey with our online human resource assessments is now easier than ever. Because, our all-inclusive subscription plan starts at just $25/month to assess twenty-five people (that’s only $1/person/month). Then, as your church expands its database, the cost per person decreases even more. Furthermore, when you register your ministry, you have the flexibility to unsubscribe or pause your subscription at any time.

At this time, are you ready to empower your congregation and enhance your ministry? Then register your church now and unlock the potential for meaningful impact!

Check Out Our New Human Resource Assessment Mobile Interface

Last, the new Ministry Administration System Interface is entirely mobile-first, and mobile friendly! Therefore, to see what it looks like, select the the graphic below and view full size 1920 x 1080 screenshots of each key feature.

  • Note: Most screenshots of our new interface include a button that launches a brief “How To” video related to that screen.
Human Resource Assessment Interface for volunteer mobilization.

Two Essential Human Resource Assessment Programs that Work Together

AssessME.org Volunteer Mobilization


Markedly, maximize your ministry impact with volunteer mobilization assessments! Because our cutting-edge assessments empower church leaders to swiftly and effortlessly evaluate every attendee’s potential for ministry involvement. Thereupon, pinpointing the ideal candidates for any staff or volunteer service role, our tools facilitate the seamless integration of individuals into highly effective ministry teams.

Key Features of Our Volunteer Mobilization Assessments

Subsequently you can unlock the full potential of your congregation by using our volunteer mobilization assessments. They will help you discover the perfect fit for every ministry role and build stronger, more impactful teams!

New Reporting Features

Markedly the new generation software includes advanced reporting features, never before available, based on all the human resource data we have collected since 2003. Surely these new reports will make it easier than ever to mobilize the right people into the right positions!

AssessME.org NextSteps Discipleship Tracking


Straightaway we will now explore the power of the NextSteps Discipleship Assessment Program! Indeed our program goes beyond traditional assessments by evaluating both spiritual maturity and felt-needs. So, what sets us apart? Markedly, NextSteps introduces a fully customizable Disciple Equipping Center designed to seamlessly integrate and elevate your church’s existing disciple-making strategies.

Subsequently, as church members engage with NextSteps, the program generates personalized reports and directs them toward targeted discipleship strategies based on their current spiritual development. Especially, tailored to meet your church’s unique discipleship culture, NextSteps is fully customizable, ensuring it aligns perfectly with your vision and mission.

Accordingly, Unlock the Potential of NextSteps Through the Following Assessments:

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AssessME.org Pastor's Class Kit, $99.00

AssessME.org Pastor’s Class Kit, $99.00.

AssessME.org Pastor's Kick-Off Kit, $49.00

AssessME.org Pastor’s Kick-Off Kit, $49.00.

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AssessME.org Better Together eBook, FREE.

Free eBook by David A Posthuma

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Training Books for AssessME.org Assessments

In support of our AssessME.org assessment software, we offer several training books designed to help equip ministry leaders to implement AssessME.org within their Church. Two crucial training books are presented below.

All books, articles, and the design of our software and its integrated assessments come from our founder, David A Posthuma. See his LinkedIn profile HERE.

Made for a Mission, $12.79

Welcome to “Made for a Mission,” a resource crafted to assist church leaders and individuals in unlocking their purpose and ministry calling. This guide helps readers comprehend the divine intent behind their creation and ministry, then equips them to develop a personalized life mission plan. By fostering a team-based ministry approach, this book is an invaluable tool for pastors, church staff, and lay leaders seeking to enhance their team building and ministry mobilization skills.

Importance of Temperament

Discover the significance of aligning your life’s mission with team-based ministry, learning how everything stems from your God-given temperament. “Made for a Mission” not only guides personal discipleship processes but also illuminates the connection between our temperament and our calling to serve Christ. It also help readers recognize that every aspect of our journey, shaped by God, is a tribute to the unique temperament He bestowed upon us.

Our individual temperaments are a reflection of the Godhead—each person of the Trinity embodies a distinct temperament and purpose. Just as we are all made in God’s image, we reflect different facets of the Godhead. Some of us mirror God the Father in administrative roles, others resonate with the creative and missional qualities of Jesus Christ, and still others embody the comforting and guiding nature of the Holy Spirit.

The Body of Christ

Understanding our design for a unique mission enables us to grasp our role within the Body of Christ and enhances our effectiveness in serving Christ. By identifying the kind of individuals who complement our strengths, we can form impactful ministry partnerships. This strategic collaboration allows us to operate from our strengths while receiving support in areas where we may be less adept, ultimately leading to more effective service to Christ.

Explore your unique mission today with “Made for a Mission.”

Made for a Mission book by David A Posthuma.

Active Discipleship (coming soon), $19.99

Welcome to “Active Discipleship,” a guide tailored for church leaders seeking to rejuvenate the timeless practice of discipleship within their local congregations. This comprehensive resource offers theological insights, philosophical foundations, practical systems, and innovative solutions to breathe new life into the art of Active Discipleship. Drawing from fourteen years of extensive market research and alpha-model testing across churches of various sizes and theological traditions, this book also introduces a groundbreaking customizable disciple-making software platform known as NextSteps.

The discipleship challenge

Every Christian is called to participate in the God-given mission of making disciples for Jesus Christ. However, the challenge lies in the practical implementation. How do we effectively organize, train, and mobilize the body of Christ, ensuring that each believer becomes both a disciple and a contributor to the disciple-making process?

An integrated solution

“Active Discipleship” goes beyond mere training; it advocates for the establishment of a robust support system and organizational infrastructure. While many pastors agree in theory, few possess the expertise to build such systems. That is why we have partnered “Active Discipleship” with the NextSteps discipleship tracking and equipping platform hosted by AssessME.org. This collaboration ensures a seamless integration of intellectual insights and practical systems, making Active Discipleship a reality.

This partnership promises to transform your church’s disciple-making efforts, empowering you to make disciples of Jesus Christ more intentionally and effectively than ever before.

Optimize your discipleship efforts with NextSteps – a dynamic tool tailored to enhance spiritual growth and address individual needs. Learn more about the possibilities and take the next step towards impactful discipleship in your church!

Active Discipleship Book by David A Posthuma

Church Mobilization Assessments

Volunteer Mobilization Assessments:

Church leaders, get your church members serving as never before by using our Spiritual Gifts test, Personality & Leadership Style assessments, plus our organic Skills Tracking.

Church NextSteps Discipleship

NextSteps Discipleship Program:

Our NextSteps program helps your church make & mature disciples of every willing member through the use of our customizable assessments, reporting & equipping features.

Assessments for Individuals

Assessments for Individuals, $19.99

Complete our Personality, Leadership Style, & Spiritual Gifts tests for your own enjoyment. Then, view/print your personalized & private reports. Your information will not be shared with any church.

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An Investment that Pays for Itself Financially

Pew-warmers don’t tend to give much to their local church. Whereas, people who are invested in personal ministry…particularly ministry service that fits their design and calling…are more likely to give sacrificially. Financial gain is never our motivation for mobilizing people into effective ministry service. But, if AssessME.org can help you convert one non-giver into a consistent giver, your AssessME.org budget is covered!

Community Bible Church
Ruth Ott (Top-40 Largest Churches)

“We have partnered with AssessME.org since 2010. AssessME.org has been very useful to help our people better understand how they have been uniquely designed by God.

Based upon AssessME.org data, we have developed a total church volunteer book, as well as a website where people may select from over 80 different volunteer positions. We also have linked our data with Fellowship One™ and are able to give each member who completes the assessments a list of the top five ministries that would best fit their personality and spiritual gifts.

To date, we have assessed more than 10,000 people for ministry fit. By using the AssessMe.org selection process we have been able to consistently identify leaders to teach classes each semester. If you are looking for a process to equip your members in one easy format, I would recommend AssessME.org.”

Ruth Ott
Connections Pastor – Community Bible Church
Life Pointe Church
Robb Perry, Executive Pastor

My name is Rob Perry pastor at Lifepointe Church in Raleigh NC.   I understand that you are exploring the services of  AssessME.org and the CCB integration.  We started using AssessME.org way back in 2011 or 2012 with an initial purchase of 500 assessments.   Earlier this year, we bought another 500 packs and activated that CCB integration.  The integration is wonderful because it did away with us having to manually check AssessMe for results and update CCB profiles.  Now, when a person takes the assessment, the results automatically show up in their my.lifepointechurch.com profile (i.e. CCB).  The integration nominal fee was totally worth it.

How do we use the assessments?  We use the results to help equip and develop people who call Lifepointe their church home.    Let me share a few and if you need clarification or want to talk more, feel free to email or call.

  1. As part of a class or teaching series, we have offered assessments to people who wanted to take the next step.  After a person takes the assessment, a leader (volunteer or paid) sits down to review the results and connect the person with opportunities within the church.
  2. The lead pastor has used the tool to pull together people who like to dream and think strategically.  We searched CCB for people who … have attended within the last X timeframe and have a pioneering or strategic leadership style.
  3. Staff leaders and team members have used the results from the ePersonality assessment to understand how their team member is wired and what they can do to maximize that relationship.   This helps carry the church’s mission forward more smoothly.
  4. We use the tool to invite people into special outreach opportunities. As they step into serving, they begin to experience the power of the local church and how you can connect others to Jesus through opportunities that they feel fit them best.  For example, we had a firehouse ask if we could bring our Ice Cream truck to their Open House.  We thought it was a great opportunity and got it ‘covered’.  Well, the team that covered that event said it was very very difficult.  There were lots of people who came to that Fire House event that lost a loved one and coming to this event was therapeutic.  They people covering it were so overwhelmed as they tried to talk to people and hand out ice cream.  The next year, we did the event again.  However, we queried CCB for anyone who is attending who has the  Spiritual Gift of Encouragement (or Pastoral / Encouragement Leadership style).   When the team came back from that event, they said things like … “that was a powerful event”  “I am so glad we were there as a church”  “so many people come who are hurting”  “count me in next time”…    the assessment results made that happen along with the CCB integration.
  5. As we work with our ministry leads, we will only get more and more intentional, and specialized, in leveraging AssessME.org and CCB.   You can’t beat the price of the assessments.  We will also take a look at the NextSteps product as a potential tool to help church members self-feed as part of their spiritual growth.

If I can clarify anything here, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  I know it is a core dump of a lot of misc examples.  Bottom line, we like the partnership and have continued to keep it up!

Rob Perry
Executive Pastor
Crossroads Church
Michele Gerbrandt, GoServe Director

We are a multisite church who has used CCB now for almost 9 years. We also use AssessME.org for our congregation to explore their spiritual gifts and as a part of our discipleship process.

I was so excited when the integration happened, before that I would have to hand enter the results into CCB. This had become overwhelming and not possible to keep up. So, for the one-time $99 fee, I was thrilled to solve that problem. In CCB when we have specific serving positions open, it is great to do a search in CCB on particular gifts and reach out to people. It has really helped with our prayer team and often prayers are not people who speak out. By having people’s spiritual gifts as part of our database is has enriched the data.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Michele Gerbrandt
goServe and Communications Director 
Mid-Cities Community Church
Pastor Mickey Eckles

I’m writing briefly to tell you about our experience with AssessME.org and CCB. We used to do spiritual gifts testing on paper, and as you well know, that’s hard to keep up with. We love that the AssessME.org tool allows for use of the charismatic gifts, automatic integration into our database is key. The fact that we also get a leadership assessment, personality profile, and ministry interests on individuals is icing on the cake. It allows us to run reports on all of these profile results and has helped us with recruiting for needs and areas of ministry coverage.

We also use the AssessME.org tool in a big way with leadership development. It has helped us learn more about potential hires, how someone is wired that we are trying to understand better etc. We have a form on CCB that allows people to purchase and complete the AssessME.org profile. Many of our groups use this as part of their small group experience. We are about to start taking all new members through the AssessME.org tool as well. We take about 30-40 people a month through a newcomers process (we call it Connect 4) and AssessME.org is about to be part of that experience for all new people placing membership at Mid-Cities. People love seeing how God has wired them. It also helps us more effectively connect them to serving as well. By the way, David’s book, Made for a Mission, is an excellent read for leaders and in a class setting.

Anyone can go online and register to take the AssessME.org profiles. It’s so great to get automatic integration into our database. We currently have 344 people that have taken the AssessME.org profile, which is about 23% of our regular adult attendance.

Mickey Eckles
Adult Ministries Pastor 
Fair Haven Ministries
Pastor Tom Elenbaas
Fair Haven Ministries Pastor Tom Elenbaas Fair Haven Ministries Pastor Tom Elenbaas 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 for people whom God has already uniquely designed to fit the areas in which our ministry needs them. How true it is that God provides the people where he leads in ministry – and AssessMe.org helps to make the connection. The AssessMe.org staff has also been very helpful to us in working with our church management software…. Many of our people…who have taken the assessments have been encouraged, and valued them greatly. One couple found confirmation for a call to move their whole family to Texas for a new church plant. 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. Fair Haven Ministries even used the assessments with our youth in an intensive discipleship ministry. Our ministry now uses AssessMe.org as a required part of our discipleship process 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.org 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 Pastor
Tom Elenbaas
Fair Haven Ministries
Susan Ketcham 
Denominational Client: RCA Church Multiplication Division

Dear AssessME.org:

In my position, a major responsibility is to provide dependable assessments for potential church planters for the Reformed Church in America. This assessment tool has become a standard part of our assessment process for two years now. I have found it to be very effective as it helps to paint a picture of the individual and how God has already been at work in their lives, equipping them for the work He has for them to do. I recommend it all the time! Thanks for your fine work. What a blessing to the church!

Susan Ketcham
RCA Church Multiplication
Leonard Sweet
Para-Church Leader, Speaker, Author, & Seminary Professor


“Ever wonder what it was like to have been on the ground floor with Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com or Pierre Omidyar of eBay.com? Wonder no longer. Join Dave Posthuma of E-Church Essentials and hold on –- the future of the church is forming right before your eyes and under your feet.”


“I expect this book to stir controversy, but of the best sort: Eye-opening and mind-altering perspectives on what it might mean for the church to embrace the internet today as the primary delivery system for learning and faith development as our Protestant ancestors adopted the book as their primary delivery system in the Reformation Church.”

Leonard Sweet, best-selling author and professor (Drew University, George Fox University), and chief contributor to sermons.com

Leonard Sweet
Church Futurist, Author, Teacher & Speaker
Dan Webster
Para-Church Leader, Speaker, Author, Willow Creek Pastor, Crystal Cathedral Pastor


“Dave Posthuma and E-Church Essentials share my passion to train and inspire leaders to live authentic lives of great impact. Rarely do you meet someone as passionate about the church with the technological genius of David A. Posthuma. I love how he is helping churches by leading them into the technological future. Pay attention to what he is doing and access his outrageous resource. It will help you as you both grow and organize your church.”


“The church has been choking for decades on the naive assumption that the world hasn’t changed. eShift provides the necessary Heimlich Maneuver to clear her throat so that the fresh air of life and relevance can return. If you are over 40 this writing will be a wake-up call. If you are under 25 you will shout Hallelujah that someone has finally stated things as they truly are. Either way, eShift is a gift to the church. Let’s hope it’s one that is opened and applied, not ignored.”

Dan Webster
Authentic Leadership, Willow Creek, Crystal Cathedral
Connections Pastor


We’ve been using AssessME.org for approximately 16 months now and have found that the assessments have helped us with our discipleship model, as well as, serving opportunities within the church. We use the assessments on the front end of our process, membership class, to help our body identify and understand not only their spiritual gifts but also, how the gifts can be used in various roles within and outside of the church. Since AssessME.org is directly connected CCB, we can easily search for a specific gift, leadership style or even personality profile to help fill open leadership roles within our discipleship model. 

The assessments are very easy to understand and transferable from a church setting to a business application, which creates additional value in the AssessME.org process.


Bud Darr

Connections Pastor

North Metro Church

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