Dear Members and Friends of Valley Life Community Church,

Welcome to PULSE, an assessment designed to determine the measure of Valley Life Community Church's health and vitality. This is a valuable opportunity for you to reflect honestly and accurately on the well-being of your church. We request that you ask the Holy Spirit to help you do some gentle noticing of what is happening in your church, and then to speak the truth in love. Please answer questions based on your current experience with and knowledge of your church.

We anticipate it will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete the 53 questions in PULSE. Please allow yourself sufficient uninterrupted time to finish. If you do get called away for an extended period of time, please simply close your web browser and then start the assessment again fresh from the beginning. Unfortunately, we are unable to process incomplete assessments. Though many questions in this assessment require you to choose one answer, there are opportunities toward the end of PULSE to comment further and candidly share your thoughts. Answers to those questions will be presented in the final report to the church leadership. All responses are anonymous and your identification will be kept completely confidential. If you experience any problems taking PULSE, please send an email to David Folk at

Thank you for taking the time for PULSE. Your input will help us to better serve you. Click on the “Continue” button below to begin. Please fill out one assessment per person. This assessment is intended for members and regular attendees of Valley Life Community Church, Meridian, ID. If you are not a member/regular attendee at Valley Life Community Church, please do not take the assessment.

Thank you,

Steve Norman and Phil Assink
RCA Far West Region
Directors of Congregational Vitality