A Call For Help
We need church leaders and statisticians who are willing to do the research to help us find what's missing in assessing the health of churches – small church metrics that matter.
It's possible there are valid small church metrics in existence that I'm not aware of. If so, I'd love to hear about them. There are a lot of us who could use them.
But even if someone creates some really good small church metrics, let me warn you – small church leaders will be slow to embrace them because we've been burned before. We've used the can't-miss metrics only to see them miss, big time. So we're skeptical. But we're willing to give it a shot.
So, if you're a church leader looking for a subject for your next book, or a college student wracking your brain for an original thesis subject, I have a favor to ask. Take a serious look at the issue of small church metrics. Not only is it a great book or thesis topic, but your work in this subject could make you a real trailblazer. And it could be a huge blessing to a lot of pastors and churches.
Small churches aren't ignoring the numbers. We just need metrics that apply to us.
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