Earlier this year I got on the scales and thought “Oh no, my holiday has just caught up with me!”
I was suffering the consequences of too many sweet snacks and an overindulgence in delicious foods. So in January I said no to the sugar laden snacks and committed myself to lose quite a few kgs.
Thankfully I was successful and was able to start the working year in better shape.
Measurements are Important
As the old proverb says, if you measure it you can manage it.
How do you measure the health of a church?
Some people like to measure membership while others prefer attendance. Others like to count salvation decisions or baptisms.
However, others completely forgo the emphasis on numbers. They say these measurements bear no relation to church health and are therefore meaningless in a health assessment. They prefer the intuitive and qualitative approach which focuses on relationships, culture, attitudes and atmosphere.
I think there’s room for both a quantitative and qualitative approach to measuring the health of a church.