Easily gathered metrics like Sunday attendance are useful but deceptive.
I have rewritten the Young Adult Ministry section on the Church Wellness Web site (www.churchwellness.com) at least five times in the past few weeks.
Consistent and accurate metrics can provide two overarching benefits.
At the risk of offending everyone, I’d like to talk plainly about Sunday School.
With new communications tools coming on line, it’s important that church leaders stay current but also remember the basics.
As congregations recruit leaders, they need to include at least a few entrepreneurs, who understand that health requires risk.
Editor’s note: This column shows the practical use of listening advice Tom Ehrich has explored in previous columns. For further background, see the Church Wellness Report columns in the September 29 and November 10, 2008, issues.
Metrics sound dull, maybe even irritating.
As the recession forces church leaders to rethink their spending plans, here are some guidelines for making cuts.
“I visited this church,” said a leader attending a membership development workshop, “and I could get into the main door, but I couldn’t find the door into the sanctuary.”
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