Church "metrics" are an interesting topic. Everyone has their idea of what are good metrics to keep an eye on to gauge success and health. In America, one of the biggest "success" and "health" metrics (despite what we are willing to admit to) is size. The size of churches service attendance... The size of churches [...]
Bible studiesLarge Sunday gathering attendanceA praise team (or a choir)Lots of volunteersLots of well attended eventsLarge budgetsA facilityLots of programs (youth, children, music, etc.)A really cool websiteA quality livestream of your Sunday gatherings When you take a look at this list, you will find that most of these things are good, and some of them [...]
There is such a thing as an optimal environment for everything in life. Optimal environments for raising children. Optimal environments for pets. Optimal work environments. Optimal health environments. And so on. There is one thing I’ve been learning with my wife as we explore growing our own food that stands out pretty clearly in my [...]
Most churches are still putting a great deal of effort into making the 1 hour Sunday gathering viable over the internet for most of their church body. Some are making efforts to find discipleship opportunities outside of Sunday morning. And unfortunately, a great deal of people are still screaming that they want things to go back to the way they were. Seeing all of these reactions, I can't help but ask, should we go back?
Join us for Ep001 - Battle of the Ages, where we discuss the ongoing and ever growing battle between the ages within the church body. Modern church growth strategies often elevate targeting young families as the best and most important growth model...but is it a good strategy? And even more important, is it biblical? Let’s [...]