AssessME is a ministry of E-Church Essentials, LLC. AssessME is both a business and a ministry. In 2002, God called us to help churches make disciples of Jesus Christ by empowering them with tools to assess, equip, and mobilize disciples into mature faith and effective ministry service.
“In 2002, God called us to help churches make disciples of Jesus Christ by empowering them with tools to assess, equip, and mobilize disciples into mature faith and effective ministry service“.
We began developing our AssessME assessment tools in the year 2000. In 2002 we released our assessment tools in beta-form. In 2003, we formally launched E-Church Essentials, LLC along with our E-Church Network, the world’s first multi-module eChurch platform. Of all the modules offered by the E-Church Network, our assessment module was by far the most popular. So, in 2005, we launched our assessment module as a stand-alone program called AssessME.org. Then, in 2015, with the advent of html5 and CSS3 internet technologies, the time had come to rebuild our E-Church Network. As we considered the enormous cost of rebuilding the E-Church Network, we also faced the truth that AssessME.org’s growth was quickly outpacing that of the E-Church Network. So, in 2015, we decided to close the E-Church Network and put all our resources behind AssessME.org. We now serve many thousands of churches in 36 countries. Today we serve church plants just beginning, to churches as large as multi-campus mega-ministries with over 24,000 members, and every church size in between.
How We Implement the AssessME Mission:
- We equip churches to make-disciples by means of our NextSteps Disciple-Making Program.
- We help churches mobilize volunteers into effective ministry service through a series of assessments offered within our Volunteer Mobilization Program.
AssessME provides churches with both the disciple-making systems and volunteer mobilization processes that they often lack. Our programs include the following five essential assessments:
Meet Our Assessment Designer and Owner of AssessME.org
David’s Mission is to Help Church Leaders Make and Mobilize More Disciples of Jesus Christ.
David A. Posthuma
David A Posthuma is the author and designer of AssessME.org and its assessments. Additionally, David has authored the Pastoral Resource books entitled: “Made for a Mission” and “eShift- The Internet Influenced Church“. David has also written dozens of published ministry resource magazine articles. David excels at systems design, new ministry development, team building, and church consultation.
He graduated from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI with a B.A. in Education & Religion; Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL with an M.Div.; and earned two full-time post-graduate Clinical Counseling Certifications from Mac Neal Hospital, Chicago.
David has planted two churches, revitalized a dying Chicago church and two declining churches in Michigan. David also launched a mega-church College and Career ministry, the Lord blessed this ministry so that it grew from four young adults to over 125. Today, David serves regularly as an author, speaker, conducting leadership workshops, and as a church consultant.