Podcast Episode #563
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.
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 shouldn’t see themselves as “a discipleship church” or “an evangelism church”—every church should be both.
The six reasons we discuss are:
- History has demonstrated the danger.
- It can absolve leaders and members of needed accountability.
- Sometimes it is an act of rationalization.
- Church health versus church growth are complementary, not contradictory.
- Discipleship and evangelism are not either/or choices.
- Churches typically have to err on the side of growth and evangelism to attain balance.
Resources mentioned in today’s podcast
- Church Answers
- Why the Pendulum on Church Metrics May Be Swinging Too Far – Rainer on Leadership #555
- Who’s Your One?
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