Strategic Plan

Are you a church member (confirmed or adult) or a regular visitor of NDPC for over a year?  Then take a moment to fill out this survey for our strategic plan. This link will be active until April 12.

Letter sent to NDPC members:


As you know, we recently launched a new three-year planning process to begin March 22, 2017 and end on September 10, 2017.  Since congregational input is essential to this plan, you have been selected to participate in the first step which is to conduct a congregational assessment.  This assessment will provide a clear picture of who we are as a church and what directions are most important for our future. The tool we’ll use is the Congregation Assessment Tool (CAT), administered by Holy Cow Consulting and utilized by churches in our presbytery for over six years.  The (CAT or “CATscan”) will provide key indicators of our congregational health along with areas of challenge and potential growth. It will help us to collect and understand the range of views that exist at North Decatur Presbyterian Church and the possibilities, willingness, capacity and energy for moving our ministry into the future.

If you have provided us with a current email address, you will receive a unique web link to complete the assessment online

If you would prefer to take the assessment using a paper copy, please stop by the office, and we will provide one for you along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

NOTE:  If there is only one email address for all members of your household, it may be tempting to have one person take the survey on behalf of the family.  However, please be sure your spouse and all young adults living in your home have an opportunity to complete the survey.  INDIVIDUAL INPUT is key to our gaining insight into overall perceptions and experiences.

Please set aside enough time to answer all the questions.  This will take about twenty minutes but must be completed in one sitting.  All survey responses are strictly anonymous.  

Thank you for your willingness to be a part of this congregational assessment and for helping to build NDPC’s future.

If you have questions, please contact David Markham at (404) 354-3277, [email protected] or Rev. Beth Waltemath at [email protected].

In Gratitude and Faith,

The Planning Committee

David Markham, chair

Penny Cannon

Clarke Hair

Carol Morgan

Chet McQuaide