How do you know the vitality of your church?
The best answer is to look outside the walls of the buildings and measure the outcomes that change people’s lives.

Measure what matters:
Community Engagement Scale: Keep a community engagement scale that measures how active individuals are in outside community groups, events, and issues. Celebrate participation.

Sense of Community Scale: A second indicator could track how involved its people are with one another. Find ways to promote this interaction. A church that demonstrates a high degree of community engagement and a high sense of community would likely have a higher involvement index (attendance and membership) compared to congregations that scored lower in these two key areas.

Read more about measuring what matters in my article published in The Living Pulpit magazine, or on my blog at Reciprocal Revolution.