THE STANDARDIZED DIFFERENCE
What is the Standardized Ministry Assessment Series?
The journey of the Standardized Ministry Assessments began in 2002 as Dr. Price answered yet another deficit in Christian ministry. She noticed during her then seventeen years of ministry service that there was no tangible, objective and systematic way to evaluate the competency of today’s church ministers. Sure, there were plenty of assessment tools designed to tell individuals their personality type, leadership style, spiritual gift, and generic purpose, but nothing existed to evaluate comprehensively a present or future minister’s compatibility, knowledge, and capability to function as a competent minister. She had gained, through many years of research for her publications, an in-depth knowledge of what key Bible ministers in the Lord’s service possessed that enabled them to fulfill their assignments for the Lord successfully.
With that information, Dr. Price invented an assessment series that took Bible ministers’ core attributes and requirements and created insightful questions that tell assessees how God created them to serve His kingdom. The assessments’ primary objective is to identify modern ministerial candidates who are most compatible with the biblical standards and criteria. Additionally, they explore and report on the type of ministry service an assessee is most likely to fit in the kingdom and the level of service he or she is most likely to perform. Lastly, assessees are evaluated on their potential service outcomes, how and what they will produce in the lives of the people they serve. Overall, the assessments give Christians answers to some tough questions they may have about their own callings and their followers, if they are leaders. For instance, in regards to their followers, many Christians can find out if they are effective in their followers’ lives. Others can learn if those who serve them are the best ones to help achieve God’s purpose for their lives. They can find out if the ministers under them are integrious, if they will fall into temptations, and if they are capable of stewarding their eternal salvation.
How does it work?
Each assessment is a comprehensive body of questions based on biblically founded ministerial criteria that applies to all God’s ministers across the board. Your results are generated from your answer choices to the provided questions and are an untampered reflection of you, how you think, feel and see ministry along with your current or future ministerial impact. Your choices are automatically scored by a unique, patent-pending, indication response scoring system developed by Dr. Paula Price called M.I.D.A. (Ministry, Identification, Description, Action).
This system is wholly constructed on a biblical archetype that mirrors the ministerial requirements given by God to our Bible predecessors. It thoroughly accounts for much of the criteria needed to expertly and professional fill this highly important life-encompassing occupation called ministry.