Discerning Assessments

Personalized Assessments to Help You or Your Church/Organization Discern the Next Steps to Grow as Leaders of Reconciliation

Our desire is to sharpen reconciliation leaders, wherever they are on their journey to transform the world. If you or your church, ministry, or organization want to grow and increase your ability to create change, we are here to help you in that process. 


We offer a team-based, peer-reviewed process in which the wisdom and combined pastoral, prophetic, and professional experience of the SMA team is incorporated into helping you clarify and focus your reconciliation work. We have a customized process designed to help individuals and organizations assess their context and calling. Your assessment results will offer concrete next steps to deepen your effectiveness in the ministry of reconciliation.


Upon completion of an intake questionnaire where you identify your call and ministry context, a SMA associate will conduct an hour-long, one-on-one discernment interview with you. Together, we will explore your unique gifts and journey thus far, how you can grow as a reconciliation leader, and how SMA can support you in that process moving forward. 


We will then provide you with a customized report that includes concrete next steps you can take in the short-, mid-, and long-term. 


Cost for individual assessment: $250

Churches & Organizations:

After submitting an intake questionnaire with background on your organization, key leaders in your organization will meet with SMA associates for two to three discernment interviews. The SMA team will also conduct tabletop research to help further identify your social, cultural, and ministry context, including a review of your organization’s guiding documents, website, social media, and current practices.


You will receive a report including the SMA team’s assessment of your context, practical suggestions for action, and customized strategies for moving forward. SMA team members will meet with your organization’s leadership to explain the report, answer questions, help connect you to other like-minded organizations or resources, and discuss your concrete next steps.


Cost for church / ministry / organization assessment: $500-$1,000 (based on congregational / organizational size)

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