Natural Church Development

This assessment tool has been around for 20 years and used in over 70,000 churches worldwide.  30 members of your church take this assessment, answering questions about your church.  When this data is compiled, your church receives a report about 8 quality characteristics of your church.

After receiving your results, your NCD coach will help your church build a plan to address your minimum factor.  Your coach will check in from time to time, just to see that you are making progress and help you find tools and resources.

To read more about the NCD process and the research behind the assessment, go to

To get your church started, contact Amy Shanholtzer, Director of Congregational Development and Evangelism.

Hear Glen Dale UMC’s story of their NCD journey below.