What constitutes “success” in a church?
What we measure often reveals what we believe to be important. Or it simply indicates the difficulty of measuring something real in the life of a church. Difficult but not impossible. What should we measure and how can we do it?
How To Measure Success In A Church – blog by Peter Cheyne
Jim Putman – at Exponential 2013
What Should We Measure In The Church Today? – Richard Foster
Dave deVries’ blog Measuring Success In Your Church points out the possibility of measuring “a proxy”, i.e. a characteristic that doesn’t really reflect the purpose of the church.
How Do You Measure The Impact of Your Ministry? – Dave deVries suggests that what we report on (and talk about) indicates what we think is important.
From Decisions To Disciples – Dave deVries
How Do You Define A Win? – Matt Steen
Measuring Success Missionally – Pastor Rod’s blog. Cites and comments on Doug Resler’s missional metrics.
How Do We Measure Success? – Gregg Burch’s blog
Measuring The Orchard – a free ebook by Geoff Surratt on the Exponential website
Keeping Score – Dave Fergusson
How Pastors and Church Planters Can Measure Success – Geoff Surratt article
A Plan For measuring Success In The Church – Michael Wallenmeyer
Ministry Key Performance Indicators – article by Rashan
The Numbers Game – 13-page ebook by Chris Mavity and Steve Caton, with 9 suggested measures
Getting Intentional About Discipleship – Regis Nicoll (C.S. Lewis Institute)
Steve Addison blogs on 6 essentials we must track, from a Church Planting Movements perspective. They are: 1) Seeing the need, 2) Connecting with people, 3) Sharing the gospel, 4) Training disciples, 5) Gathering communities, 6) Multiplying workers
Why Your Church Needs To Stop Counting People – Joe LaGuardia (EthicsDaily)
If You Are Not Counting Numbers How Do You Know Your Church Is Healthy? 23 non-numeric measures
Mark Dever on Church Size and Our Faithfulness
Assessment tools to evaluate a church’s effectiveness at making disciples
How Important Is Accountability In Evangelism? – Julian Batchelor
10 Ways To Know Your Church Is Making Disciples – Ron Edmonson