Capacity Assessment Design
This capacity assessment is designed for ReadyChurch use, ReadyCity use, and for Church Emergency Teams to advance the state of readiness in your church. Prior to commencing a ReadyChurch initiative in your church, you will need to complete this assessment survey. Once the readiness phase of the ReadyChurch has been completed, the church will re-take this survey to determine progress for internal as well as external purposes.
The Capacity Assessment is divided into two worksheets (all of which are available in the download material):
- Organizational Information Worksheet
- Resource Identification Worksheet
Capacity Assessment Use
There are three uses for the ReadyChurch Assessment worksheets: baseline analysis, annual updates for the purpose of your ReadyChurch, and progression in your overall ongoing church emergency plans.
At the conclusion, you will determine if your church has its own “readiness” emergency or in what areas your church is weak and therefore needs to develop a plan to strengthen those areas identified.
While some of the questions are subjective in nature, please be as realistic as possible with your responses as you are the greatest beneficiary of the results.
The assessment results will become the basis for developing your own church emergency plan, determining your progress and defining the ways in which your church is uniquely called to serve those facing emergencies of all kinds, large or small.
It is best compiled by one or more persons who will take responsibility in your church to conduct it carefully; repeat it annually; and report accurately to the church emergency team, pastor, staff, and the ReadyChurch.