As church leaders, we care deeply about the health and vitality of our congregations. But how can we measure that?
Many churches rely on worship attendance, but that focuses on only one activity in the Christian life (church attendance, Heb. 10:25) rather than the more important outcome—conversion or maturity (Matt. 28:20).
We need a new measure, which pastor Kevin Miller suggests could be similar to the way the medical profession measures the health of newborns: the Apgar score. His Church Apgar score is based on Acts 2 and Revelation 2-3.
Part 1: Qualities from Acts 2
Part 2: Qualities from Revelation 2 and 3
When we are under pressure, we:
We embody a:
(Rev. 2:5; 3:3, 19: “Look how far you have fallen from your first love! Turn back to me again and work as you did at first. … Go back to what you heard and believed at first; hold to it firmly and turn to me again. … Be diligent and turn from your indifference.”)
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