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Metrics that Matter: Vital Signs Monitored by Large Churches

By October 18, 2016 No Comments

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by Warren Bird


What gets MEASURED, gets MANAGED. What gets REWARDED, gets REPEATED. Whatever you BRAG ON, you’ll see MORE OF.

That’s why we invited 128 leading churches to show us a sample of their internal measurement report—how they visualize the data they regularly monitor. We looked through the examples and picked a number of creative ideas beyond the usual three C’s of church attendance, conversions and cash (or the ABC’s of attendance, buildings, and cash).

This report includes actual examples of the charts and tables used by the churches represented, yet these are ideas that churches of any size can adapt to their situation. We also interview some of the people behind those numbers, starting with Kevin Penry, from the senior leadership team of America’s largest-attendance church, Life.Church, where Craig Groeschel is pastor.

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Author Warren Bird

Warren Bird, Ph.D. has been named a Leadership Network Senior Fellow in light of his exemplary service 2006-2018 as Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Development at Leadership Network. He serves as full-time VP of Research for ECFA.org (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). An ordained minister with background as both a pastor and seminary professor, Warren is an award-winning author or co-author of 31 books for ministry leaders including Hero Maker with Dave Ferguson, How to Break Church Growth Barriers with Carl George, and Next: Pastoral Succession that Works with William Vanderbloemen. Other recent titles are Better Together: Making Church Mergers Work with Jim Tomberlin, and Wisdom from Lyle E. Schaller. Some of Warren’s recent online reports include "Leadership Network/Generis Multisite Church Scorecard," and "The Heartbeat of Rising Influence Churches." See also research reports at leadnet.org/megachurchleadnet.org/salary and leadnet.org/portable. He is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading researchers of megachurches, multisite churches, large church compensation and high-visibility pastoral succession. He also oversees the world's only active, sortable list of global megachurches. Follow him on Twitter @warrenbird.  Click here to subscribe to Leadership Network Advance to get updates from Leadership Network.

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