Oregon Church Consulting Service (OCCS)
The Oregon Church Consulting Service (OCCS) is a tool offered by the Oregon Conference Ministerial Department to help your church understand it's strengths and growth areas. It provides a method for receiving outside input and insight from colleagues and lay leaders. You can view the PowerPoint presentation for OCCS, by clicking here.
Why have OCCS?
Need for evaluation
Churches slip into a maintenance mode very easily
The opportunity to look at your church through new eyes
Increase credibility with lay leaders
What Happens Before an OCCS Weekend?
Mystery guests are sent to the church
Demographics are collected
Church members complete NCD survey
Other pastors and lay leaders are scheduled for the OCCS weekend
What Happens During an OCCS Weekend?
NCD profile is presented
OCCS visitation team gives report
Local church shares dreams and direction
Church looks at minimum factor and begins process of growth in that area
What Happens Following an OCCS Weekend?
Church board continues discussion of consultation report
Evaluation of OCCS process is given to the Ministerial Department
Within a year another NCD survey is taken
Church grows naturally!
How to Sign Up for OCCS
Church board votes to request OCCS
Church submits an OCCS Request Form (linked below) and $200 to the Oregon Conference Ministerial Department
The church and Ministerial Department set the date for the consultation weekend