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Human Resource Assessments for Churches and Parachurch Organizations

Online people-management tools to help churches make & mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ!

Human Resource Assessments by

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HUMAN RESOURCE ASSESSMENTS BY THE NEW ASSESSME.ORG has provided human resource assessments for the church market for two decades! Throughout this time our goal has been to help churches uphold the mission-directives of the Bible – to make disciples (Matt. 28:18-20) and equip them for ministry service (Eph. 4:11-13). To this end, we created a collection of online human resource assessments exclusively designed for the church market.

Our platform deliberately concentrates on volunteer-mobilization and volunteer-discipleship. With this purpose in mind, our primary objective is to nurture, equip, and mobilize your congregation for impactful Kingdom service. Therefore, we achieve this purpose by delivering some of the most exceptional and comprehensive assessments available, such as:

  • GraceGifts spiritual gifts test
  • ePersonality Assessment
  • Leadership Style Assessment
  • Organic Skills Tracking
  • NextSteps Discipleship Tracking + Equipping

Now, with the recent January 2024 release of our redesigned system, we remain ready to support your church’s people development better than ever before.


Getting your church started using online human resource assessments has never been easier. Because, our subscription plan starts at just $25 per month. It enables your church to assess twenty-five people (equivalent to only $1 per person per month). As your church expands its database, the cost per person decreases even further.

Additionally, once you register your ministry, you have the flexibility to unsubscribe or pause your subscription at any time. So, are you ready to empower your congregation and enhance your ministry? If so, register your church now and unlock your potential for a significant Kingdom impact!

Check Out Our New Human Resource Assessment Mobile Interface

Now, as of January 2024, our new human resource ministry software is entirely mobile-first, and mobile friendly! Do you want to see what the new software looks like? Then select the the graphic below and view full size 1920 x 1080 screenshots of each key feature. Get ready, many screenshots include a button to launch a brief “How To” video.

Human Resource Assessment Interface for volunteer mobilization.

Two Essential Human Resource Assessment Programs that Work Together Volunteer Mobilization


Our volunteer mobilization assessments will get your people serving. Never again will your pastor have to stand before his people pleading for help. Because our cutting-edge assessments enable church leaders to swiftly and effortlessly assess and identify each person’s potential for ministry service. By pinpointing the top candidates for staff or volunteer positions, our tools facilitate the seamless integration of individuals into exceptionally efficient ministry teams.

Key Features of Our Volunteer Mobilization Assessments

Our volunteer mobilization assessments include:

New Reporting Features

Now, as of January 2024, our new generation software includes advanced reporting features, never before available. Accordingly, our new reporting capabilities are based on all the human resource data we collected since 2003. Now you don’t need to dig into our data to find the right people into the right positions! Because our new reports deliver the most validated people for the roles you require. NextSteps Discipleship Tracking


Does your church truly wish to be intentional about disciple-making? Then get active and join the Active Discipleship church reformation. Consider how the NextSteps Discipleship Program can transform your church from practicing low-impact Passive Discipleship into a high-gain Active Discipleship Church! Our human resource assessment program for disciple-making accomplishes the following objectives:

  1. Tracks people’s maturity over time.
  2. Identifies emotional-spiritual dynamics that can either help or hinder spiritual maturity.
  3. Equips people to grow in their faith in Christ, and serve Jesus Christ.

As church members engage with NextSteps, personalized reports are generated directing them toward targeted equipping resources to support their current phase of spiritual development. Consider also, that NextSteps is customizable.  As a result, your version of the software is tailored to match your church’s unique discipleship culture. Therefore you can be confident that your version of NextSteps will align perfectly with your church’s vision and mission.

So, let’s unlock the potential of NextSteps and explore the following program elements:

Support Your Human Resource Mobilization Using the Resources Below Pastor's Class Kit, $99.00 Pastor’s Class Kit, $99.00. Pastor's Kick-Off Kit, $49.00 Pastor’s Kick-Off Kit, $49.00.

Free eBook Download Better Together eBook, FREE.

Free eBook by David A Posthuma

Blogs by David A Posthuma.

Training Books for Human Resource Assessments

We support our human resource assessment software with training books writeen to equip leaders to implement within their church. Of these, two crucial training books are presented below. Consider that 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

The resource “Made for a Mission” is designed to help church leaders effectively mobilize their congregation for spiritual purposes. It serves as a crucial tool for ministry mobilization, assisting leaders and individuals in identifying and embracing their unique purpose and ministry callings. This guide helps readers understand the divine intent behind their existence and ministry, empowering them to develop a personalized life mission plan.

By promoting a collaborative approach to ministry, this book is an invaluable resource for pastors, church staff, and lay leaders seeking to improve their team-building and ministry mobilization abilities.

What Leaders Say

Dan Webster:

“David Posthuma and E-Church Essentials share my passion to train and inspire leaders to live authentic lives of great impact…Pay attention to what he is doing and access his outrageous resources. It will help you as you both grow and organize your church.”

Dan Webster, Founder, Authentic Leadership; Willow Creek; Crystal Cathedral.

5-Star Reader Review:

*****Enlightening and Practical
I found “Made for a Mission” to be an excellent resource. I am planning to use the concepts, as well as the online tools ( for our church and look forward to a significant culture shift as a result.

Made for a Mission book by David A Posthuma.

Active Discipleship (Now Available)

“Active Discipleship” is a training book designed for ministry leaders to enhance their church’s disciple-making efforts. The goal is to revitalize the practice of discipleship within local congregations. This comprehensive guide provides theological insights, philosophical foundations, practical systems, and innovative solutions. Drawing on fourteen years of market research and alpha-model testing in churches of different sizes and theological beliefs, this resource introduces the customizable disciple-making software platform NextSteps.

Active Discipleship Book by David A Posthuma

eShift, The Rise of the Internet-Influenced Church

Equipping book for ministry leaders who wish to make their church relevant to the emerging internet generations.

The world of the church is changing. Many churches are still holding on to traditional church growth models that were popular in the era of television, but these methods are becoming less effective. eShift guides church leaders to understand the transition from a TV-influenced epoch to an internet-influenced epoch. This shift has a significant impact on how churches plan their Sunday services and related programs.

While some churches may think they are keeping up with the times by live-streaming services online, similar to TV broadcasts in the 1970s, they are not fully grasping the cultural changes happening around them. eShift helps local churches break free from outdated approaches to church operations from the 1970s and adapt to the digital era of the 2020s and beyond. This includes understanding how people in this new era think, feel, relate, and even how they practice their faith.

Five-Star Customer Review

***** Extremely pertinent in our times of paradigm communication shift!
“Can be extremely useful in informing the church’s transition to effectively impacting recent generations with a positive, relevant and biblical portrayal of the gospel message.”

Reviews by Church Leaders

Leonard Sweet:

“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 as a primary delivery system for learning and faith development – just as our protestant ancestors adopted  the book as their primary delivery system in the Reformation Church!”

Review by Leonard Sweet, Author, Professor, and Communicator.

Dan Webster:

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 fresh air of life and relevance can return. If you are over forty this writing will be a wake-up call. If you are under twenty-five you will shout ‘Hallelujah’ that someone finally stated things as they truly are.

Either way, eShift is a gift to the church. Let’s hope it is one that is opened and applied, not ignored.”

Authentic Leadership, Inc.; Willow Creeks; Crystal Cathedral.

eShift book by David A Posthuma.

Church Mobilization Assessments

Volunteer Mobilization Assessments:

Church leaders, encourage your church members to serve like never before by using our Spiritual Gifts test, Personality & Leadership Style assessments, and organic Skills Tracking.

Church NextSteps Discipleship

NextSteps Discipleship Program:

Our NextSteps program assists your church in making and maturing disciples of every willing member by utilizing customizable assessments, reporting, and equipping features.

Assessments for Individuals

Assessments for Individuals, $19.99

Complete the Personality, Leadership Style, and Spiritual Gifts tests for your own enjoyment. Afterward, you can view and print your personalized and 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 can help you convert one non-giver into a consistent giver, your budget is covered!

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

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

Based upon 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 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”

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 and the CCB integration.  We started using 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 tool as well. We take about 30-40 people a month through a newcomers process (we call it Connect 4) and 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 profiles. It’s so great to get automatic integration into our database. We currently have 344 people that have taken the 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 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 helps to make the connection. The 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 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 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


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 or Pierre Omidyar of 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

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 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 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 process.


Bud Darr

Connections Pastor

North Metro Church

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