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In a revitalization or replant, there are more important and more specific metrics to measure and watch than in growing churches or church plants. Today, we look at five.
- Three-year trend lines are important to watch in revitalization situations because of the time it takes for things to turn around.
- If only a handful of people give a large share of a church’s budget, it can be problematic if one of them leaves the church.
- Churches should follow up with first-time guests in a systematic and immediate way.
- Church budgets—like the people and leadership—need to be outwardly focused.
The five metrics we discuss are:
- Consecutive years of worship attendance decline.
- The percentage of members giving 80% of the budget.
- Conversions relative to attendance.
- Average first and second-time guests per week.
- Percentage of budget inwardly focused.
Resources mentioned in this episode include:
- Church Guests Video Module
- Replanter Assessment
- Find more resources at the Revitalize & Replant page at ThomRainer.com
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