The SKILLS portion of the assessment program is not an assessment tool. Rather, it is an automated skills-and-interest tracking mechanism.
The SKILLS tracking tool does not consist of any predefined list or categories. Rather, people can define their own categories, or select a category previously defined by another person. E-Church Essentials does NOT recommend that your ministry pre-load skill categories into the skills and interests interface. When leaders pre-load skill categories into the interface, they artificially skew the data results around the pre-listed skills rather than truly surveying skills belonging to their membership.
For each defined category, the user may enter "mini-resume" comments. For example, they may create a skills category called "Guitar Player". Associated with this new category, the user may provide descriptions regarding their level of skill, their preferred music style, the musical equipment they possess, or any other relevant information they desire to share with ministry leadership. When ministry leadership conducts a Candidate Search for "Guitar Players", all guitarists will display, along with the personal notes and comments they have entered. Tracking and reporting on individual skills is essential for effective team building.