Total Church System (TCS) Training

Integrating the Church Vitality Survey (CVS) with the Total Church Diagram (TCD).

Learn how the Holy Spirit can use the Church Vitality Survey (CVS) to inspire and encourage churches to obey the Lord Jesus Christ so He can lead them to greater accomplishments for the glory of God. Understand the simple ideas Jesus and the apostles used to launch the churches that “turned the world upside down”.

They used the human body to show how the church is a living interactive organizational body that must work together in order to grow by making the disciples Jesus commanded in the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 18 -20). We call this interactive organizational body the Total Church System (TCS).  The two major subsystems of the TCS are:

The Church Vitality Survey (CVS)

The Holy Spirit uses the CVS to assess the health and vitality of the church body just as a blood test helps doctors assess the health and vitality of the human body.

The Total Church Diagram (TCD)

The TCD shows us which part of the church body the CVS is analyzing.

We introduce the CVS in “Unit 1 – Journey to Patmos to Learn About the Church Vitality Survey”. Next, “Unit 2 – The Standard Report” gives a brief overview of the 5 Sections of this report that is the output from the CVS. This will help you appreciate “Unit 3 – Return to Patmos…” to learn How the CVS and the TCD work together to give you a deeper understanding of the Total Church System (TCS). You may want to print or refer to the “Total Church System Instruction Manual” and the 5 minute video on the Church Vitality Survey to gain a deeper understanding.

Please scroll down to select these training modules:

Unit 1 - Journey to Patmos

Journey to Patmos to Learn About the Church Vitality Survey from the Lord Jesus and our ministry.

Unit 2 - Understanding The Standard Report From the Church Vitality Survey.

This is an overview of the five Sections of Standard Report that is produced from the Church Vitality Survey (CVS).

Unit 3 - Return to Patmos

Understanding the way the Church Vitality Survey uses the Total Church Diagram to give a comprehensive overview of the 12 major Areas of the local church.

Total Church Systems Instruction Manual

Serving the Lord Jesus Christ by helping His Church improve their efforts in making disciples who passionately love and serve the Lord Jesus

Appendix 1 - A Printable Version of the 45 Question Church Vitality Survey

This is a printable version of the 45 questions on the Church Vitality Survey. Please make sure the Copyright by Melvin Schell shows on the printed forms. Please contact our office to arrange for the processing of the Surveys and the production of the Standard Report for a particular church or church group.

Appendix 2 - A Brief Introduction to The Standard Report From the Church Vitality Survey

The Standard Report from the Church Vitality Survey gives us the “ears” to “hear what the Spirit is saying” to us thru the church people. This helps His shepherds better lead, feed, guard and guide the flock of Jesus Christ. Refer to Appendix 3 for a complete explanation of the Standard Report.

Appendix 3 - An example of the complete Standard Report from the Church Vitality Survey.

This Standard Report is produced for each church or church group that completes the Church Vitality Survey. It consists of a Summary Page and five sections (explained above in Unit 2). Sample data has been used to prepare this example of a complete Standard Report from the Church Vitality Survey (CVS).