Church Renewal, Global Mission
Missional Metrics That Will Encourage Your Church
September 14, 2022
Updated November 9, 2022
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Every church is coming into this fall ministry season at a different stage. Yet, every church seems to focus on the same metrics: budget, building, and butts in seats. Some churches will feel great about these numbers in mid-September, but these metrics could induce guilt, shame, and frustration for many.
What if there were metrics that would encourage your congregation in whatever stage you are in? Although there are a lot of arguments against keeping numerical metrics (especially in a spiritual institution that prefers narrative-based growth measurements), I believe that keeping metrics can actually rally your congregation around a common goal in a way that helps you live more like Christ.
Here are a few examples of metrics that can help your church focus on its mission:
If these metrics could breathe new life into your congregation and your calling as “sent ones,” the next thing to consider is how you will collect these metrics. A few ideas:
Finally, metrics are only as good as what we learn from them. This data should help us celebrate the missional moves our congregations are making. But, it should also point us to areas we need growth. So, who will review and reflect on this data in your congregation? And, how will you report on it?
Resonate's regional teams would love to learn alongside you. If you're keeping missional metrics this season, let us know! We’re equipped to help you reflect on what you're learning and discern what next steps you can take as a congregation to inspire mission.
Amy Schenkel is Resonate Global Mission’s Regional Mission Leader for the Great Lakes region
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