NEW METRICS FOR THE CHURCH
(Verge Disciplemaking Course/Jeff Vandersteldt)
“What are the primary metrics we’re using to determine whether or not we are being faithful to Jesus’ command for the church?” If you don’t rethink your metrics, you won’t reorder your behaviors. If your metrics are primarily attendance and church size, you don’t have reproduction at the heart of what you’re doing. Reproduction, if that was at the heart, you would say, “How many disciples are making disciples? How many people are being sent? How many people are being released to new places?” That’s the stuff we’d start to measure.
August 5, 2016
(More from Jeff Vanderstelt)
I’ve quoted from Jeff Vanderstelt many times on this site. He’s the leader of the Soma Family of Churches and has some great missional thought. One of the concepts I didn’t know about until now is that of “Saturation.” He even has a site called, http://www.saturatetheworld.com. But what saturation is is a different way of …
I confess, that was a tried and true method of “disciplemaking” back when I was in youth group. We tried to get our friends to come to special youth group events or to camp. And, during that time, I had members of the Campus Crusade for Christ invite me to one of their events, trying …
One of the hardest things, as a pastor, is to get out of the mindset that church is something that occurs for a couple of hours on Sunday morning. Our weeks are planned around that “sacred” time. Our families know that, while others may be get Sundays off, that’s not an option for us. And, …