03.26.15 | Leader Development | by Christie Latona
by Dred Scott
“If we measure the same old things we will fund and build the same old church.” ~ Caesar Kalinowski
For a long time now, churches have often and only measured 3 things: “3B’s”: Butts (attendance on Sunday); Building size; and Budgets.
Here are some new measurements that might help us stay on mission better. Growth in...
- The number of disciples made (disciples make disciples)
- The number of relationships with not-yet-believers
- Gospel Display in and through culture (physical proclamation via serving)
- Gospel Fluency; the ability to confidently speak the “good news” into all of life
- Gospel Conversations happening (verbal proclamation of Good News)
- The number of indigenous leaders developed (came to faith in community, now serving)
- Multiplication of missional communities
- Ministry “ownership” levels going up among those in the community
- New teachers/preachers emerging/developed/being used in multiple contexts
- People “sent” to start new works and/or missional communities and/or new church plants
What would you add to this list?