Thursday, July 12, 2012

How Should We Measure Success in the Church?


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Most people measure successful churches by numbers in attendance, balanced budget, size of staff, or impressiveness of facilities.

What if we measured success by:

--The number of cigarette butts in the church parking lot.

--The number of pictures on the church wall of unwed mothers holding their newborn babies in their arms for the first time.

--The number of former convicted felons serving in the church

--The number of phone calls from community leaders asking the church’s advice

--The number of meetings that take place somewhere besides the church building

--The number of organizations using the church building

--The number of days the pastor doesn’t spend time in the church office but in the community

--The number of emergency finance meetings that take place to reroute money to community ministry

There are about 10 more that you can ponder here at BackyardMissionary.

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