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Metrics have a bad reputation in some churches. In others, they’re too much of the focus. Today, we discus why you should take a balanced approach to metrics.
Highlights - Today - Episode
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
There is a danger in churches becoming numerically obsessed. There is also a danger in churches neglecting numbers.
What gets measured gets accomplished.
Church health and church growth are not in opposition to one another, but they are not always congruent.
Churches - Discipleship - Church - Evangelism - Church
Churches shouldn’t see themselves as “a discipleship church” or “an evangelism church”—every church should be both.
The six reasons we discuss are:
History - Danger
History has demonstrated the danger.
It can absolve leaders and members of needed accountability.
Act - Rationalization
Sometimes it is an act of rationalization.
Church health versus church growth are complementary, not contradictory.
Discipleship - Evangelism - Choices
Discipleship and evangelism are not either/or choices.
Churches typically have to err on the side of growth and evangelism to attain balance.
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