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Center for Church Effectiveness
CCE began in 1983 with Bob Gilliam and Steve Johnson to help American churches become healthy and effective in transforming their members into mature disciples. Bob began by developing the Church Effectiveness Survey. The CES was the first computerized and nationally normed survey to comprehensively measure church health. This survey is still the most comprehensive, nationally normed church survey in America.
In Short Order
The MinistryMatch Pro assessment was created to help ministry professionals in assessing pastors for roles in the church. In addition, Bob developed the MinistryMatch Laity to equip churches to do internal placement with their lay leaders (since the same Biblical principles applied inside the church.) In the early 2000’s, Stan Johnson joined the organization to computerize these tools.
2013, the next chapter
In 2013, partner Mick Yates joined Bob to completely redesign the platform as an integrated, web-enabled suite of tools uniquely designed for empowering the placement process for denominations, associations and churches of any size. Our hope is for your church to experience the blessing of our platform to the glory of God!